Dr Carolyn Hogg has been working on the conservation of threatened species for over twenty-five years both in Australia and overseas, and is currently the Senior Research Manager for the Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group at the University of Sydney. Carolyn has been working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program for the past ten years; in addition to other species such as orange-bellied parrots, koalas, bilbies and woylies. Working closely with both her academic and conservation management partners Carolyn's vision is to create a conservation legacy for Australia by changing the way we integrate science, management and policy; to proactively promote species’ resilience in the face of a changing world. Carolyn is achieving this by developing better tools and technologies to integrate molecular genetics into real-time conservation management decisions. Carolyn is the Science-Lead for the new Threatened Species Initiative which aims to develop genomic resources for Australia's threatened species, and a conservation toolkit to upskill managers/practitioners in how to use these resources for science-based decisions and policy.