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Anastasia Kunz

Anastasia Kunz graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Environmental Systems and Society. While pursuing her degree, Anastasia conducted research studying the pathology of Parkinson’s disease. She developed her own research project identifying therapeutic treatments, contributing to a larger study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. In addition, she collaborated with peers to form the UCLA Farmer’s Market, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing sustainable, healthy food to the campus community. These two formative experiences motivated Anastasia to begin working for NASA DEVELOP, a program under NASA’s Applied Sciences Division. In this program, Anastasia interfaced with the USDA, USGS and National Parks Service to address environmental and public policy issues through remote sensing. At Bren, Anastasia is specializing in both Conservation Planning and Coastal and Marine Resource Management. Anastasia aspires to facilitate responsible management of marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, and aquaculture through actionable research and effective communication. Her goal is to provide a future of food that is healthy for people and the planet.

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