Heather Tallis is the Assistant Director for Biodiversity and Conservation Sciences and the Acting Director of the National Nature Assessment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She has deep experience advancing science and policy that bridges nature, the economy and health. She provides evidence-based input to the Biden-Harris Administration’s America the Beautiful effort, leads cross agency action on nature-based solutions, and with the US Global Change Research Program, established the National Nature Assessment. Through previous work with The Nature Conservancy and the Natural Capital Project, she has designed and informed conservation practice with local communities, governments and the private sector around the globe. Heather also serves as Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health.