Dan first visited Norway in 1988 as a student at the University of Oslo’s International Summer School. He returned a year later as a Fulbright Fellow with the University’s Center for Development and Environment, where he researched energy policies to advance energy efficiency and conservation in Norway. York extended his research and stay in Norway after his fellowship ended by working for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration. During this year, Dan embraced Norwegian “friluftsliv” by hiking, bicycling, camping, skiing, and kayaking throughout the country in his free time. He has since returned to Norway four times, deepening his connections and love of Norway. York has roots in northern Norway. His maternal grandfather was born in Øksnes, Nordland County (same region as the Lofoten Islands) and his maternal grandmother’s family is from Bodø. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.