Sasha Beth Gottlieb has been working on sustainable development and environmental issues throughout her academic and professional career. She currently serves as Senior Program Specialist for US Forest Service, working on global forest monitoring. Previously, Sasha worked on initiatives in South Asia, focusing on forest monitoring, forest management, valuation of ecosystems services, forest restoration, and other topics relevant to partner countries. Sasha began her professional career at the Organization of American States, supporting environmental initiatives throughout the Americas. She also worked for Chemonics, a USAID contractor, on economic development in the Caribbean. More recently, Sasha served as the technical coordinator on a large Global Environment Facility-funded project focused on integrating watershed and coastal areas management in the Caribbean. Sasha earned master’s degrees from Stanford University (Latin American Studies) and SAIS (International Economics and Energy, Environment, Science, and Technology). Her undergraduate studies took place at Earlham College (Spanish and political science).