Daniel Di Martino
Daniel Di Martino is a PhD candidate in Economics at Columbia University and a graduate fellow at the Manhattan Institute—where he focuses on high-skill immigration policy. Born and raised in Venezuela, Di Martino experienced the terrible consequences of socialism firsthand. After leaving Venezuela for the U.S. in 2016, he dedicated himself to explaining how socialism destroyed his homeland, advocating for its freedom, and stopping this ideology from ever being implemented in America and elsewhere. Di Martino has appeared on Fox News and CNN, and written for USA Today, National Review, The Hill, and New York Post, among others. He is a regular speaker on college campuses and events across the country. He has received fellowships from the Institute for Humane Studies and the Job Creators Network. In addition to his economic research on immigration and his media appearances, Di Martino founded the Dissident Project to teach high school students about the evils of socialist regimes.