Anna Hixson is the Research and Development Associate for the Institute for Ecological Civilization. She is an environmental researcher with a special interest in the connection between environmental and human health. She has a diverse research background covering environmental impact assessments, heavy metal pollution, sustainable aquaculture and marine innovation, and sustainable tourism. Anna has conducted and participated in research in Iceland, Switzerland, Australia, and the US. With a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a graduate degree in Marine and Coastal Management Anna recognizes the necessity for interdisciplinary research and cross-sectoral solutions.