Daniel López

Manager, Policy

Daniel advances America Forward’s federal policy and advocacy efforts to advance economic mobility, higher education, and social innovation as outlined in the America Forward Coalition policy platforms.

Most recently, Daniel was a research analyst with Building America’s Workforce at the Urban Institute. Daniel’s research focused on workforce development policy analysis and evaluation, postsecondary online learning, performance management, and immigration. Daniel co-managed the Career and Technical Education CoLab (CTE CoLab), a community of practice that aims to reduce disparities in academic and career outcomes for students of color enrolled in credit-bearing online postsecondary CTE programs.

Before working at Urban Institute, Daniel was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow at the U.S. House of Representatives with portfolios in immigration, education, and health.

Daniel is a part of the ImpACT Board of Directors at the University of Michigan Health-West and the JR Board of Directors for Latino Professionals. He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan.