Ariel Anbar is a scientist and educator interested in Earth’s past and future as an inhabited world, and the prospects for life beyond. His group develops novel geochemical methods to study topics ranging from the chemical evolution of the atmosphere and oceans to human disease. Trained as a geologist and a chemist, Anbar is a President’s Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at Arizona State University, where he is on the faculty of the School of Earth & Space Exploration and the School of Molecular Sciences, and a Distinguished Sustainability Scholar in the Global Institute of Sustainability. Anbar directed ASU's NASA-funded Astrobiology Program from 2009 – 2015, and oversees the Center for Education Through eXploration. He is a graduate of Harvard and Caltech, and was on the faculty of the University of Rochester before moving to ASU in 2004. The author or co-author of over 100 refereed papers, Anbar is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, which awarded him the Donath Medal, and a Fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.