Dave Rejeski is presently a visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC where his work focuses on better understanding the environment and social impacts of the digital economy, including artificial intelligence and sharing platforms. Previously, he directed the Science, Technology, and Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, an independent think tank, working on nanotechnology, biotechnology, 3-D printing, technology assessment, citizen science, and serious games, helping create the national budget game (The Fiscal Ship) and Cards Against Calamity, a game on community resilience. He spent six years in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Council on Environmental Quality where he helped develop and implement the National Environmental Technology Strategy and the National Recycling Strategy.
He is a passionate fundraiser and has received support from numerous foundations (Sloan, Pew, and MacArthur), government agencies (the National Science Foundation, EPA, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Agriculture), corporations (IBM and AT&T), as well as foreign entities (the European Union and Finnish Research Ministry). He has graduate degrees in public administration and environmental design from Harvard and Yale Universities, received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and was a visiting scholar at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna. He designs and builds furniture and is a member of the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild. Dave lives in South Egremont.