Daniel Di Martino

Daniel Di Martino is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Columbia University and the founder of the Dissident Project.  Born and raised in Venezuela, Di Martino experienced the terrible consequences of socialism firsthand.

After leaving Venezuela for the United States 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.

Daniel has appeared dozens of times on national TV channels such as Fox News and CNN, written for the USA Today, National Review, and other news outlets, and speaks regularly at college campuses, high schools, and events all over the country.

In 2022, Di Martino founded the Dissident Project, the only speakers’ bureau in the nation that sends young immigrants to high schools at no cost to teach students about the evils of the socialist regimes they fled.

Di Martino is also a Graduate Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he focuses on high-skill immigration policy, and the Freedom and Opportunity Fellow at the Job Creators Network, advancing free market economics and reaching out to the Hispanic community.

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Non-YAF Speaker

Activist, Economist