Daniel Enemark is the senior economist for the San Diego Workforce Partnership. We asked Daniel about his work, a professional project he’s proud of and how he enjoys spending his free time.
What is a typical day like for you?
The core of my job is conducting economic analyses to identify the challenges and opportunities we face in our goal to expand access to middle-class employment. But I get the most enjoyment out of collaborating with my colleagues at the Workforce Partnership and peers from around the region. I enjoy learning about the work they’re doing and I try to tailor my analytical findings into actionable intelligence that can advance their work. Research alone cannot solve problems, so this is not just the most enjoyable part of my day, it’s also the most important.
What professional moment or project are you most proud of?
In 2019 our research team began studying racial inequity in San Diego County. The findings of that study led our Client Services team to develop the Workforce Partnership’s first program focused on unemployed Black youth. I couldn’t be more proud of our partnership with Paving Great Futures and YMCA to increase access to economic opportunity for San Diego’s Black youth.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? Any new hobbies since we started working from home?
I love hiking, rock climbing, swimming at the beach, playing the saxophone and sampling San Diego’s great restaurant scene. I have two new hobbies since working from home: helping friends with childcare (it takes a village!) and eating too many slices of Trader Joe’s cinnamon croissant loaf.