About Anna

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. My work broadly focuses on human-environment relationships and environmental governance with a feminist political ecology and decolonial lens. Specifically, I question how practices of environmental governance impact small-scale fisheries and agricultural livelihoods. My work has highlighted the overlooked knowledge and roles of Native women in small-scale fisheries in Alaska and Brazil to inform and advance equity in fisheries policy, and for food security and climate change resilience. My work also inherently involves advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in environmental stewardship, research, and teaching. I have 15 years of interdisciplinary experience focusing on practices of conservation and natural resource management.

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  • Women in fisheries & agriculture
  • Gendered traditional ecological knowledge
  • Decolonizing feminist political ecology
  • DEI and recreational fishing
  • Environmental justice
  • Food security and climate change resilience


PhD, Geography - Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, 2015

MS, Biology - UMASS Boston
Boston, MA, 2007

B.S., Biology - UMASS Boston
Boston, MA, 2003