Katie Gibbs is a biologist and co-founder and former Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy, which advocates for the use of science in environmental decision-making. She organized with other scientists and called attention to the muzzling of environmental scientists, assessed the state of climate science in Canada, and looked at how to make federal environmental assessment more evidence-based. Her efforts helped bring about the reinstatement of the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, protect federal scientists' ability to share their work publicly and secure funding for a northern climate science lab. Katie has advised Environment Canada on international endangered species protections, served on the Boards of Water Rangers and Ecology Ottawa, and earned numerous awards for her civic and scientific contributions. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Ottawa.