Nancy Harris is Research Manager for Global Forest Watch (GFW) within the Food, Forests and Water program. GFW is an international initiative originated by the World Resources Institute (WRI) to provide improved data and information about the world’s forests by merging the latest technology with on-the-ground partnerships. She works to identify thematic and geographic research priorities for GFW and leads the acquisition and generation of new data and analytical content. She also supports in-country capacity building efforts and collaborates with GFW staff and partners to produce and communicate original, policy-relevant research that further advances global understanding of critical drivers and dynamics of forest change. Prior to joining WRI, she worked as a Carbon and Land-Use Specialist in the Ecosystem Services unit of Winrock International. Ms. Harris holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University in Medford, MA and a PhD in Systems Ecology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.