Lynette Long is a Senior Specialist on the Strategic Insights & Initiatives team at National Geographic Society. In her role, she co-creates monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans that aim to reflect the perspectives and needs of communities working to protect place, identity, and narrative. As an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods researcher, she is interested in synthesizing learnings about the natural and human worlds across spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. Before joining National Geographic, she earned dual B.A. degrees from Dartmouth College in Government and Environmental Studies and worked for the World Bank's Sustainable Climate Change Fund Management Unit, where she collaborated with donors and in-country task teams to improve integrated land-use planning, policies, and practices. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering as a horticulturist at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., where she resides.