Nicole DeSantis is a policy advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and coordinates the New York Declarations on Forests (NYDF) Global Platform, a partnership of governments, multinational companies, civil society and indigenous peoples striving to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030. Previously she worked as a program coordinator at the Massachusetts’ Department of Energy Resources, as a consultant with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and as director of research and engagement at the New England Water Innovation Network. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment, specializing in water management, biodiversity and the linkages between water, energy and food security.