Anna Calle

Junior Researcher

Anna has always been fascinated by the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest. Her desire to protect these unique ecosystems motivated her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with the support of a SENESCYT scholarship awarded by the government of Ecuador. She also holds a master’s degree with a specialization in Conservation Planning and a focus on Environmental Data Science from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. She is a member of the Galapagos’ Plants Specialists Group of the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission and the Society for Ecological Restoration. She joined the CDF in 2020 where she serves as a junior researcher for the Galapagos Verde 2050 program. Her work focuses on ecological restoration, biodiversity conservation, and data analysis.