Carole LeBlanc is a former Special Expert on Emerging Contaminants for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). In 2007, she was awarded a Defense Special Act Award for her part in the formation of the DoD’s toxic and hazardous chemicals reduction plan, mandated by Presidential Executive Order 13423. In 1999, she was part of a Massachusetts state team that received the prestigious Ford Foundation and John F. Kennedy School of Government/Harvard University’s Innovations in American Government Award. Dr LeBlanc was the first American woman to graduate from the doctoral program in Sustainable Development and Management at Erasmus University, the Netherlands. She is currently an Associate Research Faculty member at the University of New England. Her previously edited works include Demystifying Climate Risk, Volume I: Environmental, Health and Societal Implications (2017) and Demystifying Climate Risk, Volume II: Industry and Infrastructure Implications (2017).