Healy Hamilton is a biodiversity scientist with graduate degrees from Yale and UC Berkeley. She has over 20 years of experience in the development, analysis, visualization, and communication of biodiversity data to inform decision-making and raise public awareness. She is the past Chief Scientist of NatureServe, the world’s first biodiversity information network, where she led the development of the most advanced map of extinction risk yet produced. She is currently Chief Scientist at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, where she is advancing the development of data and tools to quantify biodiversity values of SFI-certified managed forest lands. She is an Honorary Fellow of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, an elected leader of the US National Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), past president of the Society for Conservation GIS, and a former Fulbright Fellow.