Dr. Corinna Gries is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A botanist turned data specialist, she is the information manager for the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research site. Corinna also heads the Environmental Data Initiative, a data repository for the long-tail environmental research data sets that strive to make data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). Her recent publications include a focus on integrating long-tail data, value metrics for data repositories, best practices for data and image archiving, and data design for survey data. Corinna served as a member of SESYNC’s External Advisory Board.