Emily Darling is an associate conservation scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society working towards collaborative “big data” approaches to coral reef conservation and fisheries management. She has more than 30 scientific publications and specializes in the areas of climate change, multiple stressors, and community ecology. Emily completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where she was awarded the national Governor General's Gold Medal for research excellence. For her postdoctoral research, Emily was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow through the Society of Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation. In 2015, she joined the Wildlife Conservation Society to lead a global coral reef fisheries monitoring program with partners in the Western Indian Ocean, Melanesia, Indonesia, and the Caribbean. In her free time, she enjoys being underwater and counting corals in faraway corners of the world.