Frank grew up on the central New Jersey coast, completing a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy & Sustainability from the Richard Stockton College. He went on to earn an M.A. from Columbia University’s Climate and Society Program, focusing on atmospheric science and international economic development. Upon graduation Frank worked on climate-informed global flood prediction models at Columbia University’s Water Center and was part of a research team with the Clinton Health Access Initiative working on off-grid solar health clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. At ERG, he is interested in integrated assessment modeling, and more fundamentally, the links between atmospheric science and sustainable economic development for vulnerable populations.