Anna completed an undergraduate degree in Biology from McMaster University and a M.E.S from York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her passion for conservation was sparked at Georgian Bay Islands National Park where she studied spotted turtles and other reptiles and amphibians. For her Master's research, she worked with communities outside two small protected areas in Southern Costa Rica, examining land use and the possibility of designing and implementing ecologically sustainable practices in agriculture. Currently she sits on the Ontario Advisory Committee for Woodland Caribou (a species at risk in Ontario and in Canada) and has been invited to be an advisor to Ontario’s Wolverine Recovery Team.

Anna loves to play soccer, hike, canoe, travel and dance.