CCRP extends a warm welcome to Julio Postigo who joins the leadership team as the liaison scientist for the Andes Community of Practice (CoP). Julio has a PhD in geography from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, he is a faculty member of the department of social and political science at the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru and director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project Assessments of Climate Change Impacts and Mapping of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity under Climate Change to Strengthen Household Food Security with Livelihoods Adaptation Approaches. Julio has been conducting research on Andean pastoralists responses to social, political, economic, and climatic changes. He is also interested in a comparative analysis of pastoralist social-ecological systems interactions with climate change and globalization.