Beth Polidoro is an Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Marine Conservation, as well as serving as the Deputy Director for the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes at Arizona State University. Her primary research interests are in risk assessment and applied toxicology within the context of marine and freshwater biodiversity conservation, human health, and sustainable development. Dr. Polidoro has a broad background in the marine, chemical and environmental sciences. Before to coming to Arizona State University, she was a senior research associate with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), where she worked with scientists around the globe to quantify the impacts of anthropogenic threats on more than 20,000 marine species, for inclusion on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. She currently works on various marine and freshwater conservation initiatives and both ecological and human health risk assessments in the United States, Latin America, Africa and Oceania.