Anna joined the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) team in December 2016, in the newly created role of Manager of Learning and Development. Anna will support and manage human resource development initiatives and programs within the mandate of the Marine People Partnership (MPP). Anna has former experience with IORE in her work as an independent consultant on MPP related activities. She brings her background in marine management and experience in ocean education and curriculum development to this role.
After graduating from Dalhousie University with a Masters in Marine Management, Anna co-founded OCEANS-NS, a registered not-for-profit organization that seeks to enhance and strengthen oceans education in Nova Scotia. Partnering with different organizations such as the Early Education and Childhood Development (EECD), Labour and Advanced Education (LAE), Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS), International Oceans Institute (IOI) and Dalhousie, OCEANS-NS completed numerous projects that helped raise awareness of the importance of the ocean sector and opportunities in ocean-related careers in Nova Scotia. In 2015, OCEANS-NS received the Gulf of Maine Visionary Award for their work and dedication.
As a diver and open water swimmer, Anna spends her spare time travelling in search of new bodies of water to explore. Swimming once from New Brunswick to PEI for GiveToLive: The Big Swim, a fundraiser for Brigadoon Village, Anna is constantly on the look out for other awesome challenges.