Laura Lengnick is an award-winning soil scientist with 25 years of experience working as a researcher, policymaker, educator, and farmer to put sustainability values into action in agriculture and food systems. Her research in soil quality and sustainable farming systems was nationally recognized with a USDA Secretary's Honor Award, and she contributed to the 3rd National Climate Assessment as a lead author of the USDA report, Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation. She is a member of the Planetary Health Lab at the University of Edinburgh, is Lead Resilience Partner for Foragable Community, and serves as an advisor to the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. Laura is founder and principal at Cultivating Resilience, LLC, an Asheville-based firm that works with organizations of all kinds to integrate resilience thinking into operations and strategic planning. She resides in Asheville, NC.