Anna Brown joined the Rockefeller Foundation in January 2007 in the New York head office, and shifted to Asia in 2010. As a Senior Associate Director, Ms. Brown manages one of the Foundation’s flagship initiatives, the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN). She is also part of a team tasked with refining the Foundation’s global strategy, and serves as deputy manager of the Asia Regional Office in Bangkok.
Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Brown served as a researcher and coordinator for the MIT-USGS Science Impact Collaborative, a program devoted to improving the use of science in decision-making. At the Quaker United Nations Office, Ms. Brown led the organization’s engagement with the United Nation’s Commission on Sustainable Development and guided exploratory work on water and conflict. She also worked with UNESCO’s Water Sciences Division in Paris.
Ms. Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and her master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.