Dan Berdugo graduated from the University of Maryland in four years, completing his time with a B.S. in finance and a B.A. in economics with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Following his graduation from undergraduate studies, he worked at an IT-centric management consulting firm in Manhattan with Healthcare and Media & Entertainment industry focuses, including a 6-week stint in Brazil to oversee a software rollout at the 2016 Olympic Games. Dan is currently an MBA candidate at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Dan attributes much of his success to the individualized attention provided at Delaware Valley Friends School.
Dan began attending DVFS in the 9th grade (coming from a small private school) and believes that Delaware Valley Friends allowed him to better understand both his strengths and weaknesses, which he then took into account when choosing a career. Dan was always skilled in math; however, he struggled with reading as a result of his learning difference. DVFS helped Dan to improve his reading, strengthen his math skills, and become more academically focused and organized.
While at Delaware Valley Friends, Dan was captain of the boys' varsity soccer and basketball teams, and co-clerk of the school's student government. Some of Dan's most rewarding moments at Delaware Valley Friends were in class with teacher Rosalind Turner, whom he credits with solidifying and increasing his aptitude and interest in math. Dan even stayed in touch with Roz during his time at college. "Individualized teacher to student attention is something Delaware Valley Friends does better than anywhere else," according to Dan."I benefitted greatly from being able to work closely with teachers who not only cared about me as a person, but knew how to instruct me as a student. My parents' investment in DV truly paid off, I am happy with the results." Delaware Valley Friends School allowed Dan to address his weaknesses, improve upon his strengths, and understand the skills and strategies he needed to develop into the accomplished scholar and professional he is today.