Anna Weinberg
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program Intern, Community Food and Agriculture Coalition

Anna Weinberg loves working in the fields of environmentalism, conservation, and social justice, especially the intersections of the three. She is currently working at the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition in their Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, helping manage their Work Link program that connects workers across the country with opportunities to learn and gain experience on local, sustainable Montana farms. This past year, she served as the Energy Corps-AmeriCorps member with Climate Smart Missoula, a local non-profit engaging the community in climate actions to reduce the community's carbon footprint, develop renewable energy policy, and build a more resilient Missoula. During her service term, Anna worked as a community organizer and educator for the organization, helping build coalitions with other local organizations to strengthen Missoula's environmental community as well as engaging with community members in myriad ways to dialogue climate change issues and fears.

Besides community organizing and climate change communication, Anna has conducted independent research and environmental field work related to multiple topics such as water quality, entomology, and biodiversity. Anna completed a senior honors thesis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently working to publish her results. She also studied tropical ecology and conservation in Ecuador for several months. While there, she was exposed to several pertinent environmental issues, such as power imbalances in conservation decision-making.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Zoology and Conservation Biology. In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking, cooking, identifying insects, and admiring other people's dogs.