Amy Luers has worked for over two decades at the intersection of environment and economic development. She joined the Skoll Global Threats Fund as Director of Climate Change from Google, where she was the Senior Environmental Program Manager. At Google, Dr. Luers initiated and co-led the development of a number of information technology projects in support of environmental monitoring, management and communication. She has worked and traveled extensively in Latin America, South East Asia and Africa in support of climate risk management programs. Prior to joining Google, Dr. Luers headed the Climate Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in California where she led a series of collaborative analysis efforts to inform alternative state and federal climate policy options. Before UCS, she lived in Latin America for many years working with rural communities on sustainable development and resource management.