Passionate about pushing for an equitable transition to a green economy, Anne is excited to be serving as a CivicSpark Fellow for Climate Resolve where she can continue to build her community engagement and strategic planning skills as she helps establish the Inland Southern California Climate Collaborative. Raised in New Jersey by an immigrant single mother, her experiences with climate injustice, including multiple EPA Superfund Sites in her community, shaped her holistic understanding of environmentalism as being inextricably tied to issues of equity.
With a scholarship in tow, Anne moved across the country to Southern California to pursue higher education as a first-generation college student. A lifelong environmentalist, it wasn’t until college that Anne realized her diverse skill set was a good match for the environmental field. During those four years, she interned at a halfway house for formerly incarcerated women, partook in a grassroots political campaign, and was voted “most involved new member” in her community service organization. She became heavily involved in the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity where she worked as a student staff member, served on the Steering Committee, and helped design and teach a brand new course titled Design for Environmental Behavior Change. Anne graduated magna cum laude from Scripps College in May of 2020 with a B.A. in Environmental Analysis on the Sustainability and Built Environment track with a concentration in Human Centered Design.
In her spare time, Anne can be found hiking in the San Gabriel mountains, visiting contemporary art museums, and tending to her many house plants.