Dr. Nancy Grimm is an inter- and transdisciplinary ecosystem ecologist and Virginia M. Ullman Regents Professor of Ecology at Arizona State University. Dr. Grimm studies the interactions of climate change, human activities, resilience, and biogeochemical processes in desert and urban stream ecosystems. She was founding director of the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research program and served as its principal investigator for 19 years. She co-directed the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network from 2015–2022 and now co-directs the international network of networks, NATURA (NATure-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene) and the graduate scholars network, Earth Systems Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA). Dr. Grimm is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Society for Freshwater Science, and the Ecological Society of America. She is a past president of the Ecological Society of America and the North American Benthological Society (now Society for Freshwater Science), past program director for the U.S. National Science Foundation, and senior scientist for the U.S. Global Change Research Program. She was awarded the 2019 Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America as part of an international team consensus on how ecological research in urban areas can improve sustainability and resilience to natural disasters. Grimm is known for her support of long-term research, and her dedication to mentorship and collaboration. Along with her colleagues and students, Grimm has made greater than 200 contributions to scientific literature.