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Daniel Vallejo

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Daniel Vallejo is a second-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy, and a winner of a Fulbright Fellowship for 2019-2021. In the summer of 2020, Vallejo completed an internship with the House of Representatives for the Congress of the Republic of Colombia, as a member of Congresswomen Juanita Goebertus’ Technical Legislative Unit. 

Prior to his time at the University of Chicago, Vallejo worked as a civil engineer focused on rural reform in Colombia, most recently as a water specialist with Fundación Grupo Argos, and previously as a director’s assessor at Fondo Colombia en Paz, where he supported the post-conflict implementation of rural reform provisions of the peace agreement. He previously worked on a USAID project designed to secure water resources access in post-conflict zones and rural regions, and as a water resources coordinator for the Semana Foundation.

Vallejo holds an MSc in water resources civil engineering and a BSc in civil engineering from Universidad de los Andes. He speaks Spanish.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.