Dr. Nancy C. Tuchman is an Aquatic Ecologist whose research focuses on human impacts on Great Lakes aquatic ecosystems. Her research has been awarded over $4.5 million in federal grants over 28 years, and she has published over 50 manuscripts and book chapters, and mentored over 60 undergraduate and graduate students in her lab. She is a professor in the biology department at Loyola University Chicago. In 2005 she founded and directed—for five years—the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy at Loyola, and served as its Founding Director from 2005-10. Her innovative work in building sustainability at Loyola earned her the Chicago Magazine Green Award in 2013. She Chairs the International Association of Jesuit Universities’ Task Force on Environmental & Economic Justice, and serves on the Steering Committee of EcoJesuit, the international network of Jesuit affiliates working for a sustainable planet.