Dan Rizza serves as Manager for External Relations and Business Development for Climate Central. Previously, he worked at the Climate Policy Center of Clean Air-Cool Planet where he managed sea level rise mapping initiatives, researched public attitudes on sea level rise, and advised Congressional Committees on sea level rise and climate hearings. He has briefed senior officials on issues related to sea level rise and revolutionary clean energy R&D. He is a co-author of An Energy Future Transformed: The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and was a member of the team contracted by the Department of Energy to advise and support the start-up of ARPA-E. In addition, Rizza has experience managing software and web projects. He earned his MA at Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service and his BA at Colby College.