As Senior Specialist of Climate and Sustainability at the National League of Cities, Anna oversees the Leadership in Community Resilience program, a cohort of eight U.S. cities advancing their climate preparedness. She provides customized technical assistance on climate resilience, and captures and shares these stories for other communities to learn from and replicate. Anna is also an expert resource in climate-induced migration, regional climate action, and climate equity and inclusion.
Prior to joining NLC, Anna managed a multi-county regional program in Washington State to support the Puget Sound Climate Change Preparedness Collaborative, a consortium of local and tribal governments, private sector entities, regional public agencies, and non-profits focused on enhancing regional resilience and climate preparedness efforts.
Anna has a background in film, media and foreign languages, and graduated with a Masters in Environmental Policy from The New School for Public Engagement. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and spoken Farsi.