Dan Hammer is a co-founder of The Earth Genome, a nonprofit organization that uses environmental data to transform decision making. There, he is leading a project to make sense of Earth imagery — to help people “read” images like they read the news. Dan has assembled a team of former White House staffers, Rhodes Scholars, and Y Combinator partners to build applications with satellite imagery to improve environmental outcomes. Dan previously co-founded and helped build the first version of Global Forest Watch, a platform to detect deforestation from satellite imagery. He subsequently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of NASA and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House. Dan is a PhD candidate in environmental economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science.