Professor Grottoli received her BSc. from McGill University (1992), her PhD from the University of Houston (1998) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California – Irvine (2000). She and her team are focused on three areas of research: 1- determining what drives resilience in corals in the face of climate change, 2- reconstructing oceanographic conditions in the past based on coral skeletal isotope and trace metal records, and 3- the impact of land-use on the delivery of carbon to small tropical and temperate rivers. Grottoli’s current research is funded by the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation. She has won several awards including the F.W. Clarke Award in Geochemistry, the Mid-Career and the Best Paper Awards from the International Society for Reef Studies, and the Voyager Award from the American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Section. She was recently recognized as a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles in such journals as Nature, Nature Communications, and Global Change Biology, and she and her work have been featured on National Public Radio and several websites and newspapers. She is currently an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at the Ohio State University, a Fellow of the International Coral Reef Society as well as a AAAS Fellow, President of the International Coral Reef Society, and the Director of the NSF-funded Coral Bleaching Research Coordination Network.