Environmental Data Scientist; Managing Partner, Earthrise Media; National Geographic Fellow
Dr. Dan Hammer is a Managing Partner at Earthrise Media, a creative agency for the environment. He is also a Climate Fellow and Senior Advisor at X, and the winner of the inaugural Pritzker Environmental Genius Award. Dan earned his PhD in environmental economics from U.C. Berkeley, where he was a Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and won the 2019 Mark Bingham Prize for Excellence by a Young Alumnus. He previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama White House and a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA. Dan was the Chief Data Scientist at the World Resources Institute, where he co-foundedGlobal Forest Watch. He has been a National Geographic Fellow and a lead math instructor at San Quentin State Prison with the Prison University Project. Dan graduated with high honors in mathematics and economics from Swarthmore College, where he was a Lang Opportunity Scholar and a Watson Fellow.