Andra-Ioana Horcea-Milcu is a sustainability researcher with a background in exploring social-ecological systems and experience in place-based transdisciplinary research for sustainability transformation. She is interested in leveraging the transformative potential of knowledge co-creation in real-world contexts. Her main focus is on the role of held and assigned values in underpinning such knowledge. Through her boundary work, she aspires to contribute to managing the science|society interface, and to reframing sustainability in terms of core human values and empathetic relationships. Andra is a lead author in the IPBES Values assessment and the Transformative change assessment.