Daniel Sepulveda (MPAff '96) has been nominated by President Barack Obama as a candidate for the position of Ambassador.
Sepulveda is the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. From 2009 to April 2013, Sepulveda was a Senior Advisor in the Office of U.S. Senator John Kerry. Additionally, Sepulveda was a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Barack Obama from 2005 to 2008 and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer from 2001 to 2005. He served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs from 2000 to 2001 and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Policy from 1999 to 2000 at the U.S. Department of Labor. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Policy Analyst with the National Council of La Raza.
Sepulveda received a B.A. from Emory University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas in Austin where he studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs.
Presidential nominations were sent to the U.S. Senate on May 23, 2013.