Denver: We are going to do Take Five with Daniela Terminel, the CEO of Global Health Corps. Are you ready, Daniela?

Daniela Terminel

Daniela: Ready.

Denver: What should we be worried about?

Daniela: Global health.

Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies?

Daniela: I love the Power of One.

Denver: What is today’s most underreported story?

Daniela: Mexico’s out of the World Cup.

Denver: What is something you believe that other people think is just insane?

Daniela: I believe that people can change the world.

Denver: What idea in philanthropy is ready for retirement?

Daniela: That we only need money.

Denver: Name some organization or person you have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for.

Daniela: Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps.

Denver: What is the favorite part of your morning ritual?

Daniela: The first 15 minutes of not doing anything.

Denver: What is the most important thing that makes for a healthy organizational culture?

Daniela: Stick to your values.

Denver: What have you changed your mind about in the last 10 years and why?

Daniela: I was going to back to the for-profit world, and I changed my mind because of Global Health Corps.

Denver: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?

Daniela: A knife.

Denver: If you were to start your career all over again and do something completely different and away from this field, what would that be?

Daniela: I would be a chef.

Denver: What is your superpower?

Daniela: Connecting with people.

Denver: If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would you have it say?

Daniela: ‘Cause I don’t shine if you don’t shine.

Denver: What is something, whether this is related to your work or not, that you’re exceptionally excited about right now?

Daniela: Work-wise, I’m super excited about my first full cycle of fellows. Not work-wise, the World Cup.

Denver: What are you currently reading?

Daniela: I’m reading Originals by Adam Grant.

Denver: What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED Talk on something outside of your main area of expertise?

Daniela: Sports.

Denver: What is something about you that very few other people know?

Daniela: I have an imaginary mouse in my brain that depending on how fast he runs is how smart I am, and his name is Bartholo.

Denver: What is your favorite restaurant?

Daniela: It’s called St. Anselm in Williamsburg.

Denver: What is the best constructive criticism that you have ever received?

Daniela: I used to get very defensive, and no one wanted to tell me that. Someone did, and was the best piece of advice.

Denver: What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?

Daniela: Just know that you don’t know a lot of stuff.

Denver: Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

Daniela: One of my favorites is, “Set your life on fire, and look for those who fan your flames.”

Denver: Thank you very much.

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