Welcome to Community Spotlight!
First, the basics. Tell us your name and where you are from, then and now.
My name is Daniel Eshetie. I was born and raised in Ethiopia. I have been in the US for 10 years now. I am currently working at the United Nations which is the most diverse organization with members from 193 countries. The team I work with is composed of 15 people…from 10 countries…spread across 5 continents.

How long have you been part of and what are your connections with the Co-op community?
This is our fourth year with the Co-op. Having worked in the UN almost all our lives, diversity in every aspect was one of the key factors that drew us to the Co-op.

What is your favorite Co-op tradition?
The Talent Show! It is like a family event where no matter what you do, you will shine. The strong love and support among the students is amazing! I also enjoy the trips to Camp Fairview, which is an opportunity to spend quality time with my children and get to know better other families.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us – maybe even your kids.
I used to tame pigeons when I was a teenager as a hobby.

Pasta or Soup?
Pasta

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee

Name a teacher and how s/he changed your life?
The 7th and 8th grade play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Great performance by all students and great costume and stage setup! It is as good as any Broadway show you might see in midtown Manhattan.

Thank you Daniel.

As an aside, the 2017 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by our 7th and 8th graders is available to view on the Co-op’s Vimeo page.