Gregg Garfin is an associate professor in climate, natural resources and policy in the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and deputy director for science translation and outreach in the University’s Institute of the Environment. He has worked for the last 17 years to bridge the science-society interface through dialogues between scientists and decision makers and collaborative projects that require environmental and climate science findings, data, and information. His research focuses on climate variability and change, drought, and adaptation to a changing climate. Geographic interests include semi-arid regions, transboundary regions, and monsoon climates. At the University of Arizona, Gregg serves as Director of the Water, Society & Policy M.S. program, in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and as Director of the Art + Environment + Humanities Network. He is an affiliated faculty member in the University of Arizona's School of Geography and Development, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. He also serves on the faculty advisory board for the University of Arizona's Center for Compassion Studies.