Herminia Francisco has been the Director of EEPSEA since 2007. Prior to assuming her current post, she was the Program’s part-time Deputy Director for several years before becoming full-time Deputy Director in 2005 when she was stationed in Cambodia. During her two-year stint in Cambodia, she worked closely with researchers from the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), the Ministry of Environment, and the Community-Based Management Natural Resource Learning Institute (CBMNR-Li). She also supported several training and research projects in Lao PDR and Cambodia. Her written work covers topics such as the economics of soil erosion and conservation, the pricing of environmental services, climate change adaptation, and institutional issues governing the management of common pool resources. She has co- edited three books that feature collections of environmental economics research studies in Viet Nam and the Philippines. Prior to joining EEPSEA, Dr. Francisco taught for several years at the University of the Philippines Los Baños.