Alumni Testimonials

Danilo Zimbres

Master of Arts in Diplomacy
, Class of 2012
I am a diplomat, serving as Brazilian Vice-Consul in Frankfurt am Main where I am currently heading the Passport and Visa sections of the Brazilian Consulate-General. My motivation for pursuing my degree was to advance my knowledge in diplomatic affairs and to improve and perfect my professional skills.
Danilo Zimbres, Class of 2012
Master of Arts in Diplomacy

Q:  “Danilo, where do you live currently?
A:  “I live in Frankfurt am Main, Germany an important hub and financial center in the middle of Europe.

Q:  “Tell us a little bit about your professional life.”
A:  “I am a diplomat, serving as Brazilian Vice-Consul in Frankfurt am Main where I am currently heading the Passport and Visa sections of the Brazilian Consulate-General. As a career member of the Brazilian Foreign Service, I have been assigned a couple of important missions, including being Consular Attaché in Doha and Special Adviser to the Minister of Culture of Brazil.

Q:  “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A:  “My motivation for pursuing my degree was to advance my knowledge in diplomatic affairs and to improve and perfect my professional skills.”

Q:  “Why did you choose Norwich?”
A:  “Norwich offers a one of a kind Diplomacy program, with a solid faculty and a long established tradition dating back to 1819.”

Q:  “What makes Norwich unique?”
A: “For me what makes Norwich unique is the deep respect its alumni have earned in their careers throughout the last two centuries. Being part of the Norwich family is a great responsibility which each one of us carry with utmost pride.”

Q:  “What aspects of your Norwich Experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A:   “During my studies at Norwich I could interact with senior officers from the US armed forces, important leading figures of the United Nations and senior managers from Non-Governmental Organizations. This has enabled me to gain a unique insight into the paradigms and worldviews from the most important players in international relations and has complemented my education as a member of the diplomatic corps. We have established during the course of our studies solid bonds of friendship that will outlast our graduations and constitute an important networking factor in our professional lives.