- Graduate Research Associate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- PhD Candidate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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