Dr. Rosina Bierbaum is a Professor and Dean Emerita of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment (now School for Environment and Sustainability) and the Roy F. Weston Chair in Natural Economics at the University of Maryland. She chairs the Science and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, and serves as a Science Adviser to the Global Adaptation Commission. Bierbaum’s experience extends from climate science into foreign relations and international development. Rosina served for two decades in both the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. Government, and ran the first Environment Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She served on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, as an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank, and co-author of the 2010 World Development Report on Climate Change. Bierbaum is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Ecological Society of America, and Sigma Xi.