Ana Carolina Esteves Dias is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED). She just recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Esteves Dias is a member of the Vulnerability to Viability (V2V) Global Partnership to Build Strong Small-Scale Fisheries Communities group and will be working alongside Professor Prateep Nayak. Her post-doctoral research is committed to providing a global perspective on the challenges placing the viability of small-scale fishing communities at risk, advancing a country's capacity to sustainably integrate people, fish and aquatic ecosystems in the science-policy interface. She co-founded the Socio-ecological Co-creation Network for Latin America (RESACA), which is focused on developing co-creation methodologies to respond to socio-ecological challenges. She collaborates with research and outreach groups on conservation and management of the commons (CGCommons), University of Campinas, and is a past Institutional Fellow at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research.