Dennis Markatos-Soriano, is the director of the East Coast Greenway Alliance (SET) based in the active transport-friendly community of Manhattan. Born and raised in the small town of Pittsboro, North Carolina, Dennis received a degree in Economics and International Studies in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In June of 2008, he completed the Master's program in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University. After helping to develop Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) into a successful nonprofit from 1999-2006, he now plans to put his experience to use on some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century -- climate change, energy security and sustainable health. Dennis aims to help emancipate our transportation system from oil dependence and lower greenhouse gas emissions to a climate responsible level. By establishing a bike/ped greenway corridor connecting communities from Key West, FL, to the Maine border with Canada, the East Coast Greenway can be a model for green inter-city, inter-state corridors all over the US and beyond.