Leah Nichols is a Staff Associate for the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) in the Office of the Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). As an Executive Secretary for NSF’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC ERE) and co-chair of the ERE Working Group, her primary responsibility is coordination of interdisciplinary environmental research and education activities across the agency. Prior to transferring to the OIA, she was an Associate Program Director for Environmental Behavioral and Social Science in NSF’s Directorate for Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences (SBE), where she worked to integrate the social and behavioral sciences into interdisciplinary environmental research programs. She also served SBE as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow from 2011-2013. As a Science and Technology Studies scholar, Leah studies the role of social and policy entrepreneurship in the uptake of scientific knowledge by society. She has publications in Scientometrics and Nature Climate Change. Leah received her BS in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her PhD in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.