Taniel is a first year joint MBA/MPP candidate at Harvard Business School and the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government where he is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow. He graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University where he started a peer-to-peer mentoring program and was awarded the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. After college, Taniel spent time working at Goldman Sachs as an analyst and at the NYC Department of Education as a strategy consultant for the charter school team. At Harvard, Taniel currently serves as an admissions representative for the HBS/HKS joint degree program, a member of the Joint Degree Leadership Council, Co-VP of Finance and Operations for the Business and Government Professional Interest Council, and a member of the HBS committee tasked with combating sexual assault on campus.
After graduating, he hopes to explore the synergies that stem from the nexus of business and government, specifically pertaining to public private partnerships, urban development, and K-12 education. In his spare time, Taniel enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, singing boy band songs, and surviving as a New York Yankees fan in hostile New England territory.