Dr. WinklerPrins is a permanent Program Director of the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program at the (US) National Science Foundation. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Sciences and Policy Program in the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. She was on the faculty of the Department of Geography at Michigan State University for 13 years. Originally from the Netherlands, Dr. WinklerPrins has lived and worked in numerous places around the world. Trained as a people-environment geographer, her research focus has been on agricultural livelihoods and soils, environmental knowledge, and urban agriculture, especially in tropical locations. She has published in a wide variety of outlets and continues to conduct research with projects in Mexico and the Brazilian Amazon.