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Anne has over 20 years of international conservation experience, working with organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Tropical Andes. As Senior Program Officer for Conservation & Environment for the International Community Foundation from 2012-2014, Anne managed a $5 million grant portfolio, as well as multiple special initiatives, which included a multi-donor partnership in La Paz, Mexico as part of the “Emerging Sustainable Cities” initiative, which has resulted in new investments from the InterAmerican Development Bank, the World Bank, and the GiZ (German Development Agency). She also initiated projects related to air quality improvements in La Paz, the economic impacts of mining in Baja California Sur, sustainable tourism development in southern Sinaloa and Cabo Pulmo, and land-use zoning throughout the Baja California peninsula.
As Director of Sustainable Communities for the International Community Foundation from 2002-2006, Anne led a cross-border initiative to control erosion and manage stormwater in Los Laureles Canyon in Tijuana; facilitated two “Alternative Futures” publications for La Paz and Loreto, including follow-up studies on desalination; managed the Laguna San Ignacio Whale Conservation Campaign; and provided advice and research to over 30 donor-advised funds.
As principal at Strategic Consulting, she helped raise over $1 million for parks in low-income communities in Los Angeles for The City Project and staffed funder collaboratives working on smart growth in five Midwestern states for the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth. At The Trust for Public Land, Anne led the design team for TPL’s “Greenprint LA” and launched TPL’s community garden initiative in Los Angeles.
Anne has an M.S. in Applied International Development from Tulane University and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia. She is the Co-Editor of, “Baja Calfornia Sur’s Community Based Needs and Opportunities” and “Blurred Borders: Transboundary Issues and Solutions in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region.” Anne also co-authored the “Retiring Responsibly in Mexico” research series in 2010-2011.
Anne is an active outdoor enthusiast and loves to explore Baja on foot, on a bike, or in a kayak or sailboat.
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