Anna oversees projects supporting Xerces partners in designing, implementing and evaluating cutting-edge conservation systems for bees and beneficial insects on farms across the western United States. As the Living Farms Project lead, Anna heads a team of pollinator habitat specialists working in collaboration with farmers, food companies and public sector partners to improve on-farm conditions for pollinators and ecosystem services to crops through habitat development, pesticide risk mitigation and climate resilience. Anna also supports the Bee Better Certified program and provides technical consultation for biodiversity and climate-smart agricultural projects.
Anna has a joint background in agronomy and restoration ecology, with focuses on native plant horticulture, data science, remote sensing technologies and community education. She is an AmeriCorps alumna with a bachelor’s in political science from Warren Wilson College and a master’s of science in horticulture and agronomy from the University of California, Davis, where she researched topics in agroecology and plant nutrition.