Speaker

Patrick Dowd

Founder & CEO, Millennial Trains Project

Patrick Dowd is the founder and CEO of the Millennial Trains Project, a series of crowdfunded transcontinental train journeys that provide a platform for young entrepreneurs and innovators to explore America's new frontiers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (Class of 2009), where he majored in International Politics and Security Studies and served as Student Body President.

Since graduating, he has worked as a legal reporter, U.S. Senate campaign speechwriter, and investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. As a 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar in India, Patrick produced a documentary on informal sector e-waste recycling and helped lead a circumnavigation of India by rail that inspired him to bring the Millennial Trains Project to America.