Rob DeConto is a Provost Professor of Climate Science and Director of the School of Earth & Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Rob’s background spans Earth science, climate physics, and glaciology. His research on climate change, the dynamic behavior of glaciers and ice sheets, and the impacts of sea level rise on coastlines and people has been featured in Rolling Stone, on the cover of Nature, and the front page of the New York Times. Rob is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica. Rob is co-lead of the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) international project office of the World Climate Research Programme and he is leading a regional effort to establish a Northeast Center for Coastal Resilience. Rob serves on a number of national and international science boards and advisory panels.