Since a very young age, I have always been fascinated by maps and nature, and I carried this passion into my career. With my background in geoscience and GIScience, I became involved in a wide range of applications conducted across Canada and internationally including geological and natural resources mapping; oceanography and coastal zone management; mapping land cover, biodiversity and protected areas; and integrated resource and environmental management. My doctorate research took on the subject of mapping sustainability indicators, with a focus on integrating socio-economic and biophysical data in a spatially explicit manner. Since joining NRCan and CFS in 2009, I have been actively applying this research as a co-leader for a national integrated assessment as part of the CFS Forest Change initiative under the Canada’s Adaptation Platform.