Dr. Daniel Choi currently works at the University of Southern California (USC) within the Marshall School of Business Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs office. Daniel received his B.A. degrees in Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California (USC), and Ph.D. in Higher Education at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. He will also be completing a Masters in Dispute Resolution at the USC Gould School of Law this December 2019.
He has worked in higher education administration for 19+ years and served in various capacities within Residence Life, Student Activities, Orientation, Student Services, Counseling and Admissions. Prior to returning to USC, he lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked for NYU in various roles from Resident Hall Director as well as the Assistant Dean of Students within the Tandon School of Engineering.
Daniel previously sailed with Semester at Sea as an RD (formerly known as an LLC) for the Spring 2011 voyage and then returned as the Assistant Dean of Student Life in Fall 2014. In addition to SAS, Daniel has also traveled with students through a variety of opportunities provided by his previous and current professional positions. Focused on student learning within the context of global service, social impact, and international commerce, he has also visited Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Peru, and Spain.
He is excited to join the Spring 2020 voyage as he prepares to assume this new role and is looking forward to creating more memories and build great relationships with the shipboard community. Daniel values the impact global experiences have on people, especially college students, and the way it transforms perspectives, life goals, and develops ones identity. He hopes to contribute and support these aspects while upholding ideals of inclusion, awareness, exploration, wonder, and the joy of travel. He cherishes Semester at Sea and is grateful to have the opportunity to sail again and be a part this unique experience.