Anne Christianson is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Science and Management program. Her research focuses on using nature-based solutions to build community resilience to climate change, with a focus on gendered vulnerabilities to climate impacts. She is a native Minnesotan who grew up hiking, fishing, swimming and exploring in the North Woods. Anne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy from St Olaf College, and a Master’s in Biodiversity Conservation from the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked in the US House of Representatives writing and advising on energy and environmental legislation, for Ocean Conservancy advocating for science-based marine policy, and held the position of Vice President of DC EcoWomen, a non-profit organisation working to empower women to become leaders in the environmental field. She currently works for a large environmental non-profit in the Washington, DC area.