Anna is a Reno native and loves the community as much as she loves the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains and Great Basin Desert. She graduated from UNR in the spring of 2019, where she studied ecohydrology and Spanish and was involved in numerous campus organizations. Anna has been involved with water resource management programs on multiple National Forests, and has diverse experience in education: from instructing elementary students in environmental science in the field, to teaching adult English language classes in Spain. While a student, she served as treasurer and vice president of the Student Association for International Water Issues and co-founded the UNR chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. She expanded her experience with agriculture through a year-long AmeriCorps service at the Desert Farming Initiative and is enthusiastic to combine her passions for people and the environment in her current role as DFI’s Education Program Coordinator.
Climate Smart Farming
This Climate Smart Farming program aims to link fruit and vegetable growers to the best available regional information and decision-making tools on an ongoing basis, as well as sharing practical guidance.
Healthy Meals with Limited Kitchen Access
Peruse a list of easy, healthy recipes! These don't require a full kitchen and focus on adding nutritional value to low cost meals.
Nevada Farm Apprenticeship Program
The program will prepare participants to become farm owner operators in Nevada by providing the knowledge, contacts, and experience necessary for outdoor fruit and vegetable farming at the small farm scale (approximately $25,000 - $350,000 gross farm income).
SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods
SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods is a health and nutrition program that provides education to SNAP-eligible participants and provides technical assistance to local farmers market managers and vendors seeking to become SNAP authorized and implement SNAP friendliness best practices.