Dan Klotz is a veteran writer and advocate with more than 25 years of experience leveraging publicity to help propel public policy campaigns. He has shaped and placed opinion pieces that have appeared throughout the world’s media, in outlets including the New York Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Guardian, CNN.com and AlJazeera.com.

His career has spanned a wide range of policy issues, including finding new ways to treat and prevent tuberculosis, malaria and other neglected diseases; efforts to halt tropical deforestation; legal recognition for the rights of Indigenous communities in the U.S. and around the world; tobacco control policies, including smoke-free workplaces; the importance of federally funded agricultural research; equitable and pedestrian-friendly urban development; international shark conservation; the clean-up of toxic waste sites; conservation of wild areas on land and in the ocean; and the domestic and global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A native New Yorker, Dan received a B.A. in English from Cornell University. He is a former member of the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and wrote for seven years for the National Geographics Voices blog. His essays have also been published by The Washington Post and other outlets.