Alec Bogdanoff, Ph.D. is a policy-trained oceanographer and meteorologist with a keen interest in innovation. Alec is the President and Co-founder of Brizaga, an engineering consulting company that assists businesses and communities in becoming more resilient to the effects of sea level rise and long-term changes in weather patterns. He has nearly two decades of political experience, including managing campaigns, and extensive experience in science communication. Alec has address the Climate Solutions Caucus and Florida legislature on the financial implications of sea level rise.
Alec served as a John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellow for a United States Senator on Capitol Hill focusing on ocean, environmental, climate, and fisheries policy. He also previously worked for a startup company focused on flood risk, managing much of the day-to-day science and operations for the company.
He holds a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program in Oceanography, and a M.S. and B.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University. Alec’s research specializes in large-dataset creation and manipulation, satellite remote sensing, air-sea interaction, turbulence, and ocean modeling.