Natalie Henkhaus, Ph.D. is the Executive Coordinator for the Plant Science Research Network and the American Society of Plant Biologists. She completed doctoral studies in Genetics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Since starting at the American Society of Plant Biologists, Dr. Henkhaus has moved away from bench science and works to raise prominence for the plant sciences. In her role with the PSRN, she is coordinating a community-wide effort to develop priorities for the future of research and training in the plant sciences. Additional projects include Fascination of Plants Day 2017, the National Plant Science Council, Phenome 2017, and Phenome 2018 conferences.