Dr. Amy Luers

Global Lead, Sustainability Science | Microsoft

Amy Luers is Global Lead for Sustainability Science at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, she served as the Executive Director of Future Earth, an international network of researchers and innovators working to advance global sustainability. She has over 25 years of experience working at the intersection of science, technology and policy. A former Obama White House adviser and senior manager at Google, she is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and has served on committees of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the US National Academies of Sciences. She sits on several advisory boards including the Veolia Institute, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative, the US National Council for Science and the Environment, and Stanford University School of Earth. She has published in both peer-reviewed and popular media on big data and the digital age, science communication, climate policy and vulnerability and resilience of human-environmental systems.