Dan Correa (2014-15) came to FUSE in 2013 with an extensive background in public policy at the federal, state, and local levels. As an analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank, he authored several policy reports on innovation, entrepreneurship, and broadband policy, which have been cited in publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Dan has also worked as a consultant at the Science and Technology Policy Institute on federal innovation and science policy issues and the Connecticut Technology Council on state entrepreneurship policies and technology-based economic development.
After his fellowship Dan continued to serve in the White House as the Assistant Director for Innovation Policy at the Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama. He launched and led the White House Smart Cities Initiative, which invested over $350 million in the development of new technologies to help cities solve pressing challenges. He helped craft the President’s Strategy for American Innovation, which provided a blueprint for the Administration’s efforts to promote lasting economic growth and competitiveness through innovation. Most recently Dan co-founded the Smart Cities Lab, a peer-to-peer network, stitching together investments in new mobility across multiple cities into a single platform.
Dan is a graduate of Yale Law School, holds a Masters in Economics from Yale University, and a Bachelors from Dartmouth College.