Executive Vice President Sally C. Morton is the first woman to lead ASU Knowledge Enterprise, an organization in charge of advancing the university’s research, innovation, strategic partnership, entrepreneurship and international development. As quoted in a November 2020 ASU Now article: “I’m tremendously honored and excited to be joining ASU,” she said. “There is no more important time than now given the issues facing the world to conduct research of importance to our society. We need to do so using transdisciplinary approaches, integrated into our educational mission, and in partnership with industry and our communities. ASU Knowledge Enterprise is the place to make this difference.” Watch this video to hear Morton’s closing remarks for the 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, hosted by ASU from February 8-11, 2021. The AAAS annual meeting is the world’s largest general scientific gathering, with representatives from over 90 countries. This year’s theme was “Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems.” We thank Dr. Morton for her leadership and for highlighting research by the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes and the Conservation Innovation Lab (minute 7:13), led by Professor Leah Gerber. We look forward to working together to continue advancing ASU’s research in biodiversity conservation.