Anne Christianson

HB5 Leadership Facilitator

Anne is an environmental scientist and women’s justice advocate, translating science to action in national and international policy frameworks. She has a decade of environmental conservation experience in the U.S. Congress, White House, and NGO sector. Her latest role is with The Pew Charitable Trusts, advocating for nature-based climate and resource management solutions in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. Anne has a master’s degree in biodiversity conservation from the University of Oxford, and will be completing her PhD from the University of Minnesota in February, 2021, through which she is exploring gender-differentiated climate vulnerabilities and the potential of human adaptation programs to realize biodiversity conservation gains.

Anne is continually captivated by the natural world and its endlessly fascinating array of critters. Her life was fundamentally altered after experiencing the wonders of Antarctica on the inaugural Homeward Bound expedition in 2016, and continues to be shaped by the perspectives and wisdom of Homeward Bound alumna.