Anne's professional training includes a B.S. and a B.A in Astrophysics and English Writing from the University of Hawaii in 2007 (along with minors in math and geology), and a Master's in Science in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota in 2012, focusing on planetary geology. She has previously conducted astronomy based outreach for the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station, Hawaii Forest and Trail, and various youth groups. Anne also worked at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science prior to joining NCIL in Fall 2010.
As Community Engagement Manager at NCIL, Anne manages all the library (STAR_Net) and museum (Great Balls of Fire) tours, and serves as Project Manager for many NCIL programs. Anne also leads SSI's outreach efforts, visiting schools, libraries and science centers and conducting hands-on science programs (like stargazing). Anne is Co-I on Phase 2 of the STAR Library Education Network, NASA @ My Library and Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space. Anne is PI of the Discover Exoplanets program, through JPL. Anne is also an active presenter at the American Library Association, Colorado Association of Libraries and Association of Science and Technology Centers, as well as a core member of the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS). Anne is the 2018 Chair of the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference, and is a voting member on the CAL Board.