Daniella Escalona

Program Coordinator

(305) 284-4540
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What inspires you about the work you do?

I am truly inspired by the impact our department is having in the university community. We may be a small department, but we are a mighty one! I am truly amazed by our ability to transform a person's day with a simple gesture or even transform a person's career through a program we coordinate. It is very fulfilling!

Why does your personal and professional development matter?

We live in a fast-paced world that is constantly changing, which has made it imperative for individuals to invest in their professional growth. The results of personal and professional development are not limited to an individual, but rather to that person's various spheres of influence. If we do not commit to our continuous growth, our influence will be limited and outdated. It is our responsibility to foster an environment of growth and encouragement, where individuals can excel and reach their fullest potential.

Why are you proud to be a ‘Cane?

A word that has resonated with me upon becoming an employee at the University of Miami has been "home." I became a 'Cane during my undergraduate years, and joining the UM community again as an employee has truly felt like coming back home. We are a family.