Susana B. Adamo is a research scientist at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network-CIESIN (The Earth Institute, Columbia University) and lead project scientist of NASA’s Socieconomic Data and Application Center-SEDAC. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development in the same university, and co-coordinator of the Population and Environment Research Network (PERN). She holds a B.S. in geography from the University of Buenos Aires, an M.S. in population studies from FLACSO-Mexico, and a Ph.D. in demography/sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.