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API STEM Graduate Fellow

Hometown: Miami, Florida

School: Clemson University

Degree: M.S., Automotive Engineering

Placement: Senate Finance Committee

Daniel Lind is a Cuban-American from South Florida, who comes from a single-parent household and is the first in his family to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. In August 2012, he completed his Master’s degree in automotive engineering from Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, South Carolina where his team designed and built a Mazda prototype vehicle.

Daniel is an active volunteer, serving as a mentor and role model to young students through the Hispanic College Fund and as a Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Alumni Ambassador. He also established a chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Clemson University, the only one in South Carolina.

As a CHCI STEM Graduate Fellow, Daniel plans to combine his expertise through his work experiences across the oil and gas, automotive, locomotive, government and manufacturing industries. His goal is to become a leader in the energy and transportation industries within the world of public policy.