Christy Slay directs the science and research application activities for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) to develop a global, transparent, scientifically based measurement and reporting system for product sustainability. She leads efforts with strategic partners to ensure TSC’s metrics, tools, and reporting systems are harmonized and interoperable with existing initiatives. Christy leads projects in agricultural supply chains including data mobility solutions as well as the development of spatial tools for visualizing the environmental and social impacts of global supply chains for TSC’s Commodity Mapping platform. Most recently she published research on the drivers of global forest loss in the journal Science. She has also published on population ecology, conservation management, sustainable agricultural metrics, and climate change resilience in supply chains. She co-leads cave ecology research for the HICAVES Project on the island of Hawaii documenting new species during her vacation time. Christy has been with TSC since its inception in 2009. She received her doctorate in biology from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 2010. Christy has 22 years of experience as an educator in both collegiate and environmental education settings. She serves on the board of the Ozark Natural Science Center, a residential nature education center for school children and teaches Sustainability for Business courses in the Walton College Graduate School of Business. Prior to her graduate research she led curriculum development and strategic planning with the National Audubon Society where she also authored articles for Audubon Magazine in New York. She received her B.A. in biology with a minor in religion from Hendrix College attending courses at Birkbeck College at the University of London.