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The founder, Dennis Markatos-Soriano, started SET from the transit-dominated community of Manhattan. Born and raised in the small town of Pittsboro, North Carolina, Dennis attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he recieved a degree in Economics and International Studies in 2001. In June of 2008, he completed a Master’s program in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University. After helping to develop the SURGE network (Students United for a Responsible Global Environment) into a successful nonprofit from 1999-2006, he now plans to put his experience to use on some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century — climate change and energy security.

Having gleaned a great deal from Princeton climate scholars such as Robert Socolow and Michael Oppenheimer, Dennis aims to share a passion for well-researched solutions that both emancipate our transportation system from oil dependence and lower greenhouse gas emissions to a climate responsible level. He will carry this passion to a new endeavor at the East Coast Greenway Alliance (a tangible project to lower emissions and free us from oil dependence for daily and long-distance traveling).

Dennis exploring the beautiful glaciers of Patagonia

Dennis enjoying the beautiful (yet shrinking) glaciers of Patagonia, Argentina

dennis [at] setenergy . org

I welcome any requests to speak on the sustainable energy transition that our world needs to mitigate climate change and strengthen economic security and the practical steps campuses and communities can take to drive the process.

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