Carly Dean is a project manager at the Chesapeake Conservancy where she facilitates data-driven collective impact throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. After completing her M.S. in Environmental Science at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, she researched sustainable development for a real estate developer in Beijing, China and social resilience at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis near Vienna, Austria. Her B.S. in Environmental Science is from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. At the Conservancy, her work is focused on creating and delivering innovative, customized datasets and tools for diverse partners to help restore farmland and improve urban stormwater management. She lives in Baltimore where she enjoys city life and spending time with her niece, Ruby.