R. Daniel Bressler is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Sustainable Development program at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. His interdisciplinary research focuses on environmental economics, health, political economy, and international security. He is also a Global Priorities Fellow at the Forethought Foundation in Oxford and a Nuclear Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before starting his PhD, he worked as a management consultant for five years. Outside of research, he enjoys jazz, weightlifting, backcountry backpacking, and competitive stair climbing.