Master of Environmental Studies

Graduate Program on the Environment Student Assistant

Anna Rhoads, MES student assistantHello my name is Anna and I am the MES student assistant.  I am originally from Southern California, but received my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Humboldt State University, nestled among Northern California’s ancient redwood forests. California will always be my home, but Olympia is a beautiful place to live, work, and go to school!

Before working as the student assistant for MES, I was the Sustainability Advisor at Humboldt State University, where I organized environmental programs for the residence halls, such as energy and water conservation competitions and carbon footprint workshops. I also have done development and fundraising work for an environmental non-profit that focused on youth environmental education. 

Environmental topics that interest me are environmental education (particularly sustainability in higher education), environmental and social justice, food policy, and alternative transportation. 

When I’m not in class or working, I love to ride my bike, hike, cook, and explore Washington! Feel free to stop by my office (Lab 1 Room 3019) anytime!