Dan Klotz is a veteran writer and advocate with more than 20 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 New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Guardian, CNN.com and AlJazeera.com.

His career has spanned a wide range of policy issues, including the domestic and global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rights of indigenous communities in the US and around the world; finding new ways to treat and prevent tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases of poverty; efforts to halt tropical deforestation; tobacco control policies, including smoke-free workplaces; the importance of federally funded agricultural research; efforts that tackle non-communicable diseases and how they disproportionately harm communities of color; equitable and pedestrian-friendly urban development, international shark conservation; the cleanup of toxic waste sites; and conservation of wild areas on land and in the ocean.

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 National Geographics Voices blog. His essays have also been published by the Washington Post and other outlets.