Dr. Lucilla Spini is a bio-anthropologist with expertise in sustainable development, science/policy bridging, capacity-building, and gender mainstreaming. Prior to joining the International Science Council (ISC), she held several positions in the United Nations System, including Associate Expert at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Executive Officer for Global Environmental Change and Human Health at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH); as well as Programme Officer at the UNESCO TWAS-The World Academy of Sciences for advancement of science in developing countries. Dr. Spini holds a B.A. (Hons.) in anthropology from New York University, as well as an M.Sc. in human biology and D.Phil. in biological anthropology, both awarded from the University of Oxford. She has also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Waterloo and Adjunct Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Dr. Spini is also an alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Sustainability Science Program and of the European University Institute’s Policy Leaders Fellowship Programme of the School of Transnational Governance, as well as an Old Member of Linacre College (Oxford).