Daniel Liles - Ambassadorial Scholar India 2011-12

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The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks was very proud when Daniel Liles was chosen as one of just two Ambassadorial Scholars chosen from Rotary Zone 26 to study abroad during the 2011-12 year.

Daniel has done volunteer work in the past providing tutoring services to low income, at risk children and work with immigrant groups in Minneapolis.  Daniel will leave on July 18, 2011 and spend a year in New Delhi.  There are two parts to the Ambassadorial Scholarship:   (1) to learn, and (2) to serve.  The learning side for Daniel will be studying sustainable development.  On the service side, he will be using his tutoring skills to help poor women and girl children learn to give them a chance to have a better life.   

Daniel shared his experience of learning about the scholarship program, his background, his plans while living in India and his goals of being of service to others at the District Assemblies held in March 2011. 

 A Little Background:  
 Global Experience
The Rotary Foundation
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, 2011-2012  

Service Learning Coordinator, 2010-2011 
Ambedkar University, Delhi
Development Studies, 2011 - present

California Lutheran University
International Studies and Music, 2006 - 2010
Daniel Liles was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He found his way to District 5240 by way of California Lutheran University, where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in International studies and Music. After being introduced to Rotary by a university professor he quickly became interested in the Ambassadorial Scholarship.
In June 2010 Daniel was selected to be a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar for District 5240, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. He will be spending his year of service with Rotary in New Delhi, India hosted by District 3010. Daniel will be starting Master's program in International Development at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He is particularly excited to get to know as many Rotarians as possible in India and immerse himself in the Indian way of life, chai tea and all. He looks forward to coming back to District 5240 and speaking at as many clubs as possible.

Daniel has a website.

Please visit his website for updates on his year in India as well as to contact him to speak at your club upon his arrival back in the United states.