Dr. Margaret Mwangi is a Lead Scientist with the multi-institutional SESD Project. She has authored peer-reviewed articles, managed projects, and lectured classes, as a research scholar and faculty member, at The Pennsylvania State University from where she also earned her Ph.D. Her current research focuses on climate change, human dimensions of global change, sustainability, biodiversity, natural resource management, coupled human-environment interactions, and system-modeling. Before joining The Pennsylvania State University, Margaret was a researcher with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of United Nations Education, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dr. Mwangi has long-term experience conducting field studies on livelihoods, climate change, and ecosystems/environments nexus. She is actively engaged in interdisciplinary scholarship, and has presented some of her works at the American Geophysical Union (AGU).