Dan Weiss is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He develops comprehensive pro-environment advocacy strategies and plans, which include these elements: development of policy proposals; communications directly with decision makers; generation of grass roots support; attainment of media coverage of issues; oversee public opinion research; development of messages; and, employment of other advocacy tools. The Hill named him a "Top Lobbyist" for six consecutive years.
Dan advocated for more protective safeguards in the following laws or legislation: Food Security Act (farm bill); Clean Water Act; Clean Air Act; Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Energy Independence and Security Act; climate and clean energy legislation; offshore oil practices; community resilience; and, other related issues.
He undertook this work as an employee of the League of Conservation Voters, Center for American Progress, M+R Strategic Services, and Sierra Club. He has Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Michigan. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and 3 children, all enrolled in college.