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Hi, I’m Daniel!

I am interested and driven, both professionally and personally. I started my career in the NZ Army as an electronic technician, and was deployed to Timor Leste and worked in a sole charge position with the New Zealand Special Air Service, managing almost any electronic issue that came up in the camp. I fell in love with Melbourne, and decided to move over and pursue a career in IT, and started with a small company called iVision, which was purchased by Telstra. I moved into a level 2 role after nine months, due to my ability to learn quickly and my strong work ethic.

Outside of daily work I have also been active in trying new ideas, starting a web design partnership called Pixel Ninjas with my good friend, and fellow technology lover, Phil. We have developed, designed, and supported our customers’ web sites, and I have set up the invoicing and quoting templates and procedures and managed the end of year compliance reporting. I have also done some volunteer work helping Oxfam New Zealand, updating their privacy policy and implementing an SMS based tool for updating records, and for Greenpeace New Zealand, automating a task to nearly eliminate manual processing.

I have traveled extensively, including a lot of Latin America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. I was raised and went to a multicultural school in South Auckland, New Zealand; I work well with people from all cultures and backgrounds. I love learning about different cultures and different peoples’ perspectives on the world, including languages. I speak conversationally fluent Spanish, after studying in Australia and Latin America, and very basic te reo Māori.

All of the aforementioned experiences led me to study, initially completing a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). In 2019, I received a Postgraduate Honours Scholarship and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics and International Relations, at the University of Auckland.

I am currently working in two assistant teaching positions, one at Mount Roskill Grammar School, and one at AUT. I currently teach Maths, Literacy and English at the secondary school level and first and second-year social science papers at the university level. I love being in the classroom!

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments!