Stephanie Mansourian is the founder of the environmental consultancy Mansourian.org. She has worked extensively in the forest, environment and sustainable development sectors with partners such as the European Commission, the Ramsar Convention, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). For five years she led WWF International’s forest landscape restoration program. Ms. Mansourian has been involved in major reviews of topics such as REDD+ and forests and food security (scientific assessments with IUFRO), environmental and forest governance, lessons learnt from forest landscape restoration. She holds two Master’s of Science degrees, one of which is in Environmental Management, and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD with the University of Geneva on Governance and Forest Landscape Restoration.