Anne oversees the Prize for Cities, WRI’s award for excellence in urban transformation, and integrates the Prize into WRI Ross Center’s learning, engagement, and capacity development agenda. Working with leaders across the program, Anne generates insights about urban transformation, creates opportunities for new knowledge partnerships, and helps build a community of urban changemakers at the interface between scientific, policy, funding, and practitioner communities. 

Before joining WRI, Anne was a project design and evaluation specialist for multilateral development banks and agencies and worked at the World Bank and the Climate Investment Funds. She has provided strategic advice to governments, multilaterals and non-profits, and has published and peer-reviewed studies on urban transformation for sustainability.

Anne holds a PhD in Geography from Durham University (UK), with a focus on urban sustainability and innovation, as well as an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management (King’s College London, UK) and a BA in Economics, Politics & International Studies (University of Warwick, UK).

Anne lives in Washington, D.C. with her partner and two sons, and likes to garden, bike with the kids, and travel near and far.