Daniel Buchman

Research Assistant, Middlebury College Department of Economics
Brooklyn, NY

HIA Program:

Denmark Denmark 2017


Born and raised in an intensely Russian neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Daniel Buchman is a senior at Middlebury College studying Economics, Arabic, and Chinese. Daniel spent his junior year living and working at a home for at-risk boys in Amman while studying at the University of Jordan on a Boren Scholarship. He helped found and run a yearly seminar for Russian law students in NYC, mentored and instructed American students abroad in Spain, taught English in rural communities in Taiwan, and researched the effect of Jordanian tribalism on Palestinian communities. Daniel spent this summer studying Chinese in Suzhou, China on a Critical Language Scholarship. Daniel has gained advanced proficiency in the six official languages of the UN and hopes to use the insights he gains from those languages to help others navigate intercultural divides and manage conflicts that emerge from those divides. On campus, Daniel is a member of the Middlebury Debate Society, student government, and community judicial board and works as a First Year Counselor and research assistant in the Economics Department, studying racial and gender disparities in U.S. labor markets. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree and career in public service in the U.S. Foreign Service.