Dr. Wendy Miles has over 15 years of experience spanning the socio-economic, political, and ecological dimensions of environmental stewardship. She is a Research Fellow at the East-West Center (www.eastwestcenter.org) in Honolulu, and program manager for Pacific RISA (www.pacificrisa.org). In the past she served as the Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives Manager for the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (www.piccc.net), and a Community Resilience Planner contracted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Her PhD dissertation investigated the socio-economic and environmental ramifications of international forest carbon-offsetting programs in Indonesia. Her present work explores the human dimensions of environmental change and how public programs can be improved to support people through such change.