Rosina M. Bierbaum, PhD, is professor of the University of Michigan’s School of Environment and Sustainability and former dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She also holds the Roy F. Westin Chair in Natural Economics at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on the interface of science and policy – principally on issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation at the national and international levels. She currently chairs the Science and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility. She served on President Obama's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST), as an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank, led the Adaptation Chapter for the Congressionally-mandated U.S. National Climate assessment, and was a review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has served in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. Government--as the Senate-confirmed director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Environment Division, and in multiple capacities at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Ecological Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.