Monalisa Chatterjee is a geographer with expertise in adaptation and environment policy. Currently she is a Lecturer in Department of Environmental Studies at University of Southern California. Prior to this appointment she worked as the Adaptation Lead in the science team of the Technical Support Unit with the Working Group II Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. She has also worked as an environment policy analyst with Human Development Report Office at UNDP, New York. Her current research interests are in (1) examining the impact of climate and societal change on the distribution of risks, vulnerability and resilience, and (2) integrating methods using multidisciplinary approaches, and (3) qualitative and quantitative consolidation of findings on adaptation to develop integrated policy frameworks of vulnerability reduction and sustainable adaptation.