Anna Duron

SPP Emergent Vegetated Mat Program Coordinator
Master of Environmental Studies Program, The Evergreen State College

Anna grew up in central California where she fostered an interest in wildlife and sustainability while hiking and exploring nature in the Sierra Nevadas. She moved up to Washington State in order to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolution from Washington State University. In order to further understand how to improve conservation efforts, her undergraduate focus was on studying animal behavior.

After graduating, Anna worked at the University of Idaho’s Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences where she developed an interest in plants and soils. Additionally, she has worked at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in dairy farms’ maternity wards as well as at Olympia Veterinary Hospital with small domestic and exotic animals. While working these jobs, Anna acquired extensive knowledge of laboratory work, writing protocols, and research grants; she built a foundational familiarity with professional work in a research-based field.

Through her work with the MES program and SPP, Anna hopes to continue pursuing conservation efforts in wetland areas. She wants to combine her desire for conservation work with her background in physical sciences in her SPP work.