WTI is excited to welcome Anna Price as a new member of the communications team. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Anna moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University where she graduated with an Honors Baccalaureate, a B.S. in Earth Science with a focus in Snow Mechanics, and minors in Math, Physics, and Water Resources.
Anna joins WTI with experience working in Bozeman transportation, most recently as the Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at MSU. While with the university, she developed staff and student programming, notably founding the Guaranteed Ride Home program, developing the student-led design and installation of campus-covered bike parking, and working on the 2017 MSU Bicycle Master Plan planning team.
In her new role as a Communications Specialist, Anna focuses on technical editing for WTI’s many researchers, ensuring that readers pay attention to the science, not the spelling. She is also writing for the WTI newsletter and developing public communications. Research and discovery is more useful when people know about it, and Anna is hooking readers with interesting articles.
Working in the office and remotely, Anna appreciates the comradery of her coworkers – good people and good scientists. She also enjoys the wide variety of projects on which she works and will continue honing her writing and communication skills so that the public remains informed on, and interested in, WTI’s ongoing research. When the opportunity arises, Anna loves to step away from her computer, get outside, and assist researchers with their fieldwork.
Outside of work, Anna wanders in the woods with her dog, Laszlo, packrafts, reads, and knits. She also takes care of her cabin, where she lives full time, and is currently prepping for winter. When not fending off the bears, rattlesnakes, and squirrels who also call the cabin “home,” Anna stacks huge quantities of firewood and tries to finish knitting that one sweater before the snow falls (third year’s the charm).