Carly Dean is the director of the Chesapeake Tributaries Initiative at the Chesapeake Conservancy where she will expand the successful Rapid Stream Delisting program to more states in the watershed beyond Pennsylvania. After completing her master’s degree 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 bachelor’s degree 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. Dean lives in Baltimore where she enjoys city life and spending time with her niece, Ruby.