Rebecca (Goldman) Benner is the director of science for The Nature Conservancy in New York. Rebecca is an interdisciplinary scientist whose work focuses on the intersection of people and nature looking at how to quantify and communicate the benefits nature provides to people’s well-being. She received her PhD from Stanford University working with Professor Gretchen Daily and law Professor Buzz Thompson. Rebecca has worked mostly internationally (particularly in Latin America) both for The Nature Conservancy and for the Inter-American Development Bank. Just prior to coming to New York she worked for The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina. In New York, she is helping to build collaborative statewide science, advise on conservation projects, and develop science to help meet new conservation challenges.