A world traveler, Anne has spent her professional career establishing conservation programs for endangered species. She developed Proyecto Tití, a conservation program designed to conserve Colombia’s most endangered primate, the cotton-top tamarin. Though scientific studies, community development, education programs, and habitat protection Proyecto Tití has made the conservation of the cotton-top tamarin a priority in Colombia.

Anne is the former Conservation Director for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and worked in partnership with the Disney Conservation Fund to develop Disney’s conservation strategy. She has worked in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering to incorporate conservation into many of the theme parks attractions and experiences.

Anne received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has held numerous leadership positions within Association of Zoos and Aquariums and several major scientific organizations and professional societies. She currently serves on the board of Fundación Proyecto Tití.