Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA
Current City: Potomac, MD
Why did you choose McCourt? I was particularly drawn to McCourt for its versatile and well-balanced curriculum which stresses not only the need for effective policy, but also the mechanics of how data and data analytics may be incorporated into its development. The sense of mission and passion for service of the students and faculty of McCourt also stood out to me.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? Prior to attending McCourt, Dan worked for the global public affairs and crisis communications firm, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, for over five years. During that time, he managed client accounts, conducted stakeholder engagement and congressional outreach, wrote and presented reports for C-Suite, and more. As an undergraduate student, Daniel interned also for a variety of organizations and companies with efforts focused on climate change and environmental sustainability, including the Alliance to Save Energy, Montgomery County, MD's Department of Environmental Protection, and Greenpeace.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? Being exposed to new ways of thinking and perspectives from my fellow classmates and professors has helped me grow more as a person.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? Since June 2022, I have worked for Montgomery County, MD's Department of Environmental Protection as a Climate Fellow. In this role, I have supported the County's Climate Planning Team with various projects such as helping businesses transition to electric vehicles and analyzing County solar installation data.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: McCourt Energy & Environmental Policy (E&E)
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: American University, B.A. in International Studies, with a focus in Global Environmental Policy
Hobbies/ Interests: When I'm not in class, I enjoy running, cooking new recipes, hosting game nights with friends, and hiking.
Reach out to me about: Moving to DC, time management, interests in public/corporate affairs, anything about energy and environmental policy