Dennis Markatos-Soriano, is the founder and director of Sustainable Energy Transition (SET) based in the transit-friendly community of Manhattan. Born and raised in the small town of Pittsboro, North Carolina, Dennis received a degree in Economics and International Studies in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In June of 2008, he completed the Master's program in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University. After helping to develop Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) 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 to both emancipate our transportation system from oil dependence and lower greenhouse gas emissions to a climate responsible level.