Anna Spiller

Teacher

Anna (she/her) has had a lifelong love of the outdoors. Growing up in the Central Valley included many camping and backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and Death Valley. Leave No Trace principles and a deep appreciation for the natural world began at a young age. While studying at UC Santa Barbara, an internship with Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture brought Anna into the world of environmental education. Working with the children’s program opened her eyes to teaching the value of our urban green spaces and fostering curiosity in the children through games, stories, and hands-on learning.

Anna graduated in 2017 with a degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in History of Human-Environment Relations. Her current interest is in local native plants and land practices of the California indigenous peoples. She strongly believes we continue learning our whole lives and that growth and evolving should be encouraged. Introspection, attention to detail, and deep understanding are her strengths as an educator.

After graduating, Anna accepted a position working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture identifying local fruit trees with their Ventura County plant pest program. Other previous work includes swim instructor, consultant quality analyst, and volunteering with the Surfrider Ventura branch. A desire to facilitate youth environmental education brought her to Biocitizen and she’s excited to continue adventuring outdoors!

In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking with her dog, doing yoga, strength fitness classes, gardening, and cooking, spending time near the ocean, and learning to surf.

Anna is ready for an awesome summer and ready to explore LA’s diverse biomes!

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