Daniel Kai Sheng Boey completed his dual degree with the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, where he obtained a Master of Public Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (summa cum laude) from Duke University, majoring in Environmental Engineering. During his master’s studies, he studied topics at the intersection of international development and data analytics. Daniel is passionate about engineering multidisciplinary solutions for building localised climate change, disaster and crisis resiliency in Southeast Asia. During the pandemic, he worked at the Singapore Ministry of Health, utilising quantitative and geospatial data to inform COVID-19 operations. Working with the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management, he consulted on the effect of COVID-19 on local efforts in the humanitarian sector in Southeast Asia.
Master's thesis title
Disaster management coordination – Improving humanitarian response: What are the near and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on localised efforts?