Amanda Sesser focuses on the sustainability of social-ecological systems. Her consulting company, 21sustainability, helps organizations, communities, and governments to better understand, manage and adapt to social and ecological changes. Amanda specializes in involving stakeholders, decision-makers and scientists in processes to solve climate-change challenges and large-scale conservation planning and design, as well as scientific translation and communication to policy makers. As a landscape ecologist, Amanda has combined remote sensing, genetics/epigenetics, demographics modeling and ecophysiology to assess the adaptive capacity of forest ecosystems to climate change. Amanda is currently the coordinator for the Strategic Conservation Assessment project at MSU, teaches climate change and energy and the environment courses online at Prescott College, and offers trainings in climate-smart conservation and large-scale collaborative conservation around the world.