DCLead Track: POLINN
Ba: Communication Sciences
Worked as: Communication consultant for the Digital Government Secretariat at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru; Digital Analyst at the National Scholarship and Student Loans Program of Peru; Digital Analyst at STOPtv.pe and Inspira Communication and Technology

I have chosen DCLead because: Digital communication and technologies have shown the great positive impact they can have, the recent pandemic proved it. However, there is still an open question on digital ethics: anonymity, truthfulness, and interference are still to be addressed and discussed in an open and responsible approach that guarantees individual liberty, but at the same time protects our society and collective well-being. I am confident that this program will give me a new set of knowledge and skills to address these issues and generate positive impact in my community.

Paula BudgePeru

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Information Technology from Ghana Communication Technology University(GCTU), Ghana
Worked as: Teaching Assistant and web developer at GCTU.

I have chosen DCLead because: Working as Teaching assistant and web developer over the years has made me realised the need for an all rounded skills in the field of the Technology, That was why I chose DCLead. DCLead gives you a comprehensive and integrated knowledge and skills from problem based learning, to critical thinking approaches and ethical use of Technology, to political and business aspect of technology. which will help shape and also informed a good decision making process for the future of Technology all from an International point of view.

David AyikuGhana

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Computer Science – Computer Graphics and Animation
Worked as: Associate Software Engineer, Learning Support Teacher, Assistant Manager

I have chosen DCLead because: DCLead’s EMJMD program is mobile and places its multinational students in different countries, hence it is concurrently a catalyst and host to a collection of cultures, of which I am both a proponent and a beneficiary. Besides, I am passionate about humanitarianism; I am also fascinated by tech innovations and our sociopolitical landscape. This program’s versatility offers an avenue for me to materialize my eclectic interests into research and, eventually, action.

Rony ChaarLebanon

DCLead Track: ICT4D
BSc: Anthropology
Worked as: UX lead at Turbodega; Research coordinator at Despierta Lima

I have chosen DCLead because: As an anthropologist, I am passionate about learning how people interact with each other. I am particularly interested in knowing their collective needs, fears, and shared world visions. In recent years, I have focused my research interests on the effects of new digital technologies in peoples’ daily lives. Furthermore, the master’s courses offers the best environment for my personal growth and the opportunity to share my experience with professionals from different backgrounds.

Sebastián Andrés Argüelles DelgadoPeru

DCLead Track: POLINN
BSc: Mathematics (Major); Statistics & Physics (Minor)
MBA: Communication Management
Worked as: Copywriter; Design Manager; Brand Strategist; Data Researcher; Digital Experience Lead; Creative Director; Filmmaker

I have chosen DCLead because:
If we are to sustain open societies, there is an increasing need for systems that help us understand and process information that is constantly in formation. Software is now both policy and politics. It is to this shifting, generative world of data as soft power that DCLead speaks. I’m profoundly interested in how media institutions and infrastructures contribute to various types of order—social, cultural, political, economic and ethical. What is media’s role in shaping a new global communication order? How can communication rights and technologies be used to address social and digital inequalities? This is the work that I look forward to advancing in the context of my learning at DCLead.

Nitin NathIndia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Media and Communication Management
Worked as: TEDxEhrenfeld Organizer

I have chosen DCLead because:
In a world mixed with cultures, languages, genders… – we are told to focus on self development rather than the big picture. But as a community of 7.8 Billion people it is crucial to also focus on our diversity and what we can do to provide a united environment for new generations to grow up in. DCLead gives us the opportunity to meet people from around the world, to study cultures and experience diversity of any kind. As curious students we come together with one goal: To shape our future.

Tabea WagnerGermany

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BA: Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Worked as: Associate Software Engineer at Icertis Solutions, CEO and Founder of RandomDotTech

I have chosen DCLead because:
DCLead is a platform where potential future world leaders are shaped together. We are exposed to people from different cultures, countries, attitudes and viewpoints. For me, who wants to be an entrepreneur, this sounded like the perfect place to make connections that will last for lifetime. All the tracks are designed such that they together complete a product, organization or a company. It’s a course which blends Leadership along with Digital Communication which I find exceptionally booming.

Mukul BagulIndia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Bachelor of Social Science in Communication and Journalism, University of Chittagong
MSc: Masters of Social Science in Communication and Journalism, University of Chittagong
Worked as: Research Assistant, Public Relations Officer

I have chosen DCLead because:
The interdisciplinary approach of DCLead amalgamates different aspects of media and communication with technology and policy design. The inevitable prospects of digital communication, the diverse background of students and it’s inclusiveness propelled me to apply for DCLead. I think the collaboration of DCLead with top-notch academic and industry partners would facilitate me to think innovatively about critical insights of digital communication and to get profound knowledge of new media, technology and society that will ameliorate my skills to be a well-rounded professional in the field of digital communication.

Hedayetul Islam JewelBangladesh

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BA: Digital Media Communication
Worked as: Software Engineer at Hallo; UX Designer and Product manager at Actions Security

I have chosen DCLead because:
We’re in a time of rapid change due to the development of new technologies that are revolutionizing the way we live. For this reason, I found the program of DcLead, a program that combines areas of communication, technology, and design, a perfect match for my interests. I want to be able to impact society by using technology. I think this program is the perfect opportunity for me to thrive forward to a more fulfilling career in my chosen field of study.

Bob Henrique de FariasBrasil

DCLead Track: ICT4D
BA: BA Broadcast Communication
Worked as: Multiplatform Reporter for ABS-CBN News

I have chosen DCLead because:
In a time with unforeseen circumstances such as the pandemic, communicating effectively through digital takes center stage. As a Filipino leader, I am committed to co-design development-oriented programs for vulnerable communities in my country. I believe DCLead is a golden opportunity. With the collaborative and ethical environment at DCLead, I hope to master ICT4D to engage more efficiently with the people, understand their stories deeper, and contribute to building bridges for marginalized communities facing this crisis.

Kevin Manalo PamatmatPhilippines