Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Research Manager

Daniel Tam-Claiborne is an international development professional committed to social justice and passionate about using evidence-based data and research to strategize and implement solutions to improve development outcomes for people around the world.


Prior to joining williamsworks, he served as the Asia Program Manager for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, where he was responsible for developing, overseeing, and directing pre-collegiate leadership programs in Beijing and Singapore for talented high school students from around the world. He has previously worked on monitoring and evaluation, operations, and business development for microfinance initiatives as a Gruber Fellow in Global Justice and Women’s Rights with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation in Beijing and as a Kiva Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya.


Prior to his graduate studies, Daniel spent two years teaching English at Shanxi Agricultural University in Taigu, China as a recipient of a Shansi Fellowship, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Oberlin Shansi. His first book of fiction entitled What Never Leaves based on his travels and work in Asia was published in 2012 by Wilder Voice Books.


Daniel holds an M.A. in Global Affairs from Yale University and a B.A. in Creative Writing and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College.

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