Dan Porras


Dan Porras

Communications Consultant

Dan is the Communications Consultant for The Christensen Fund, leading our efforts to leverage media and technology to increase awareness of resilience and biocultural diversity, and to help build our grantees’ and partners’ capacities to tell their stories and share their knowledge.

Dan has founded a record label and a nationally-touring band; worked internationally as an environmental journalist; and built a practice around sustainable investing. He was the Vice President of Sustainability for Better Energy Systems, where he crafted brand, marketing and CSR strategy for Solio, the world’s most successful solar charger. Dan has extensive experience in international development and communications and has worked and travelled in more than 35 countries.

He has an MS in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, a BS in Environmental studies/International Development from the University of Colorado, and has completed graduate work at the Monterey Institute and NYU’s graduate school of journalism. Dan was the creator of Actiontrax.org, an online music store that supports nonprofit groups through music sales. He is also on the board of directors of Black Rock Solar, a Burning Man-born nonprofit committed to expanding the use of renewable energy through installation, art, education and job training. When he’s not working, Dan enjoys mountain biking, photography, drumming and back-country skiing. He’s the proud father of baby Diego, the greatest teacher a man could ask for.


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