Anna Oursler

Research Affiliates

Anna graduated from Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) with a dual degree in Urban Planning and Architecture. Anna joins us with over five years of experience working on the development and installation of small scale renewable energy technologies in East Africa. Anna spent two years working as a research analysis for Global Footprint Network, using the Ecological Footprint to evaluate human development projects in Africa. Anna has worked to develop waste-to-energy technologies in Nairobi, Kenya and to install photovoltaics, biogas and energy efficient cook stoves in Tanzania. She managed the design and implementation of a series of community centers that allowed local residents to learn about, construct and purchase a wide range of appropriate technologies and alternative fuels. Anna holds a Bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and has studied as a post-graduate fellow at the University of Nairobi. In her spare time, Anna enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain climbing and camping.