In September 2016, ASU partnered with Conservation International to train the next generation of conservation leaders, while protecting the nature people need to thrive. This partnership was established via the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes and the CI Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science. Today, it was announced that the Moore Center’s senior vice president, Dr. Daniela Raik, would transition as the new senior vice president for the organization’s Americas Field Division. Dr. Mike Mascia who currently leads the Social Science Program, is stepping in to fulfill her previous role. We take the opportunity to thank Dr. Raik for her vision and leadership, which were instrumental in establishing the ASU-CI partnership. ASU welcomes Dr. Mascia and looks forward to continuing our work together to advance this very important partnership.