Daniel Melling is the communications specialist for WRI's Global Energy Program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas pollution while meeting the energy needs of the poorest and building competitive economies. Daniel leads outreach around WRI's energy projects, such as Charge and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. From his DC cubicle, Daniel develops communications plans, contacts reporters, manages websites, drafts presentations and blog posts and writes many emails.
Prior to this role, Daniel served as media relations lead in WRI's Communications Department, where he engaged with reporters and editors at leading outlets to earn coverage for WRI research on pressing environment and international development issues. Daniel staffed the 2012 Obama campaign in Colorado and studied the Nixon Tapes for a law professor’s forthcoming book on labor leader Jimmy Hoffa. Daniel has also worked as a wilderness guide, leading trips across California, including to the High Sierras, Big Sur and Mojave Desert.
Daniel holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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