Myanna Lahsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University and Research, on leave from a position as Senior Researcher in the Center for Earth System Science at the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil. A Cultural Anthropologist and Science and Technology in Society scholar by training, she studies socio-cultural dynamics related to global environmental change, environmental sustainability and development, with central focus on knowledge politics and policy. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowship in the United States, including the Jacob K. Javits and EPA “STAR” fellowships, and two postdoctoral Fellowships, in the Advanced Study Program at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and in the John F. Kennedy School of Government, respectively. Before assuming her current position in Brazil, she held positions as Science Officer with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, as Research Scientist in CIRES at the University of Colorado and as Lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard University. She has served on review panels at the U.S. National Science Foundation and in Expert Groups advising the United Nations on the dynamics of the science-policy interface and the formation of a global sustainability report. She currently serves as advisor to Nature Climate Change and as Executive Editor of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development.