Anna grew up moving all over the country and experiencing many diverse landscapes. Going from the deserts of Arizona to the cornfields of Illinois to the rolling hills of the Carolinas stoked a sense of wonder and a love of nature. Anna obtained her B.S. in Biology from Clemson University before going to the University of Idaho for her Master’s in Natural Resources. During her graduate school program, she was also certified as an Environmental Educator by working with K-12 students in Ponderosa State Park in McCall, Idaho. She helped them develop an inquisitive, scientific mind as well as an understanding of different environmental topics. She did similar work in Georgia at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center while also utilizing and caring for native wildlife. During a 2019-2020 AmeriCorps term at RiverLink, she taught hundreds of students in the French Broad River Watershed about stream ecology. Anna is excited to continue sharing and cultivating a love of nature through a second term in the Education Coordinator position at RiverLink!