Alec Bogdanoff, Ph.D.Principal & Co-Founder
Alec Bogdanoff, Ph.D. is a policy-trained oceanographer and meteorologist. Alec is Principal Scientist and Co-Founder of Brizaga, leading planning, communications, outreach, and science for the company. He founded Brizaga to focus on assisting homeowners, businesses and communities in facing the challenges of sea level rise and long-term environmental changes head-on. He has two decades of political experience, including managing campaigns, and extensive experience in science communication. Alec has addressed the United States House of
Representative's Climate Solutions Caucus and Florida legislature on planning for and the financial implications of sea level rise. He is a frequent presenter on a range of topics around climate change, sea level rise, and public policy. Alec also serves as the Senior Scientist for the American Flood Coalition.
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 specialized in large-dataset creation and manipulation, satellite remote sensing, air-sea interaction, turbulence, and ocean modeling.
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.
Alec has a long history working in the science policy and communications space. While at MIT, he led the Science Policy Initiative, which assisted scientists and engineers in learning how to effectively communicate science to policy-makers and the general public. At Florida State, Alec served as the Science Outreach Coordinator for the North Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. With a motivated group of officers, the chapter spearheaded making Florida State the first National Weather Service certified StormReady university in the State of Florida.
As a South Florida native, Alec is keenly aware of the challenges that a changing environment and sea level rise pose for coastal communities. With strong policy and political experience on the local, state, and national level, he is ready to help individuals, business and communities find innovative and practical adaptation solutions.