Jennifer Preece is a Professor and Dean Emerita in the Information School at the University of Maryland, USA. She is particularly interested in how Interaction Design (ID) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) can support citizen science projects. Currently she is the principal investigator of a project about community driven environmental projects, funded by the US National Science Foundation. She is a SIGCHI Fellow, author of a broad collection of published articles, and co-author of Interaction Design: Beyond HCI, now in its 5th edition. She is a member of the Citizen Science Association and Editor-in-Chief of Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. She will also join the Board of Vancouver’s Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) in the autumn.