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SNF Paideia Fellow Daniel Boyko
Fellow, Class of 2026

Daniel Boyko

Political Science, Cinema and Media Studies, Creative Writing, and Survey Research and Data Analytics
Short Hills, NJ

Daniel views college as an opportunity not only to learn inside the classroom, but also to develop as a better global citizen. The SNF Paideia Fellows program matches this goal with its four core pillars of citizenship, wellness, service, and dialogue, and he is excited by its passionate, tight-knit community and interdisciplinary course offerings.

Daniel offers a strong background in creative writing. Throughout high school, he wrote poetry and prose and served as Editor-in-Chief of Polyphony Lit (an international non-profit literary magazine run by, and for, high schoolers). These experiences taught him effective leadership and how to construct, study, and revise narratives — an important part of civil dialogue.

As a current Political Science major, Daniel is also interested in policy (particularly environmental), election processes, and the democratic system. He is currently working to bridge his writing and political interests together and believes that the SNF Paideia Fellows program will be the perfect conduit to do so.