We are pleased to announce that Delaney Rakosnik has joined the Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory-Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS-SIGEO) as Program Assistant for the network. Delaney joins SIGEO-CTFS after working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as an administrative assistant in Portland, Oregon. Before joining the USFWS, Delaney served in the US Air Force for 9 years, where she deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Delaney is currently attending school full time, pursuing a degree in public administration. Delaney enjoys live theater, and is an avid fan of the NFL. She will be based at the SIGEO-CTFS headquarters at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.