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Anita Hagy Ferguson

Anita Hagy Ferguson
Graduate Research Associate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
PhD Candidate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
Arizona State University
PO Box 875402
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402

Anita is a Research Associate for the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes. She brings a professional background in communication and facilitation and is a trained mediator. Anita supports Center goals planning and execution—research, projects and communication.

Currently, Ms. Ferguson is a PhD candidate in Environmental Social Science in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. Her research is focused on human-wildlife conflict resolution and collaborative conservation of large transnational predators including wolves, jaguar and tiger.

Raised in rural southern Oregon, Anita has an interest in local scale and multi-stakeholder conservation, wildlife management policy, animal geography, actionable science and conservation education diversity. She is a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program diversity scholar, a Ford Family Foundation scholar and alum of NEW Leadership Oregon. She serves on the board of the Animal Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.

PhD Candidate, Environmental Social Science, Arizona State University

MA, Environmental Social Science, Arizona State University, 2012

BS, Human Communication (minor in Philosophy), Southern Oregon University, 2010