Ambition and perseverance have served political science graduate Daniel Cedeno (‘12) well. Cedeno’s preparation at Biola and hard work have given him the opportunity to work with the United States. Mission to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, a government entity that works to advance international efforts to fight world hunger.  

Working in the public affairs office, Cedeno is developing skills and knowledge of international strategic communication while honing his skill set in agricultural development — a focus of the U.N. organizations in Rome.

“Serving at USUN Rome has given me rare insight into the world of diplomacy and international service,” Cedeno said. “I have been able to both sharpen my skills of communication and contribute to critical work in the field of international development.”

While studying at Biola, Cedeno capitalized on his education by gaining experience from multiple jobs and internships, working for the mayor’s office in Los Angeles and with a Hispanic public relations firm. Cedeno credits the Biola community with giving him the foundation to do what he is doing now at the U.S. Mission.

“I will continue to hold true to convictions shaped by my time at [Biola],” he said. “I cannot begin to explain the importance of having professors and mentors who truly care for you and take the time to ensure your growth.”

After he completes his internship at the end of the summer, Cedeno will move to Washington, D.C. to begin a master’s program in international communication at American University School of International Service.
Written by Ethan Froelich, Media Relations Intern. For more information, contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, at 562.777.4061 or