Sandy Andelman, executive director of Vital Signs, is also chief scientist and senior vice president of the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at CI. She previously served as deputy director of the U.S. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), one of the world’s top ecological research institutes. Sandy has pioneered the creation of global monitoring and forecasting systems for climate and ecological change to recognize and predict thresholds of environmental degradation and to promote resilient human societies. She has a Ph.D. in behavioral ecology from the University of Washington. Learn more.