Emmanuelle Vital is a community organizer and researcher at Vital Resources and founding editor, Pure Inspirations. Supported by the Office for Outreach and Engagement, Vital co-developed the Guidelines for Art + Science Partnerships with Patrick Chandler through interviews with nationwide experts. Vital combines years of multi-disciplinary experience in the academic, government, nonprofit and for-profit worlds to develop practical, comprehensive and innovative approaches to global ecological, economic and social challenges. Her expertise includes sustainability leadership, watershed management, landscape restoration, land-use planning, and economic development based on sound science, beneficial practices and capacity building in the Rocky Mountain region and internationally. Driven by curiosity and a deep appreciation for biological and cultural diversity, she thrives in creating interdisciplinary initiatives.