Daniela DiGiacomo

Awards & Honors

Top Student Award in Latin American Studies: May 2007

Member of Golden Key Society Top 5% of academic class: 2003-2007 

Recipient of Governor's Scholarship for Outstanding Academics: Fall 2005

Top Scholar Athlete Award for Women's Water Polo: Spring 2005

UC Berkeley scholar athlete: Spring 2004

Research

I am interested in the design of learning spaces for non-dominant youth, specifically Latino immigrant communities, in low income environments.

Teaching

Academic Administrator and Teacher, San Francisco Flex Academy, 2011-2012

Service & Outreach

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant: July 2005 - December 2009

Volunteer Refugee Biographer and Translator

  • Specialized in the operations of legal cases for political asylum immigrants from French-speaking African countries and Central and South Americans
  •  Responsible for social service issues, translation barriers, and various legal processes and documents within immigration services

Selected Publications

"Inventos," Re-mixing/making and Joint Media Engagement with Youth at Home and at El Pueblo Mágico – Lisa Schwartz, Kris Gutiérrez, Jacqueline Hotchkiss and Daniela DiGiacomo (U. Colorado, Boulder)