Annette is the Coordinator of the Sustainable Tourism program in St. Kitts. As an environmental professional and cultural enthusiast, she works with both private and public sector to implement innovative and sustainable tourism programs. Prior to her current role, Annette served as a Sustainable Travel International Travel Philanthropy Fellow.
Annette has worked in varied arenas, including as project manager for an engineering firm conducting all portions of environmental project design and implementation. Annette’s professional interest is centered on community based sustainability and development initiatives, stakeholder engagement, and replicable scalability. Annette’s international portfolio includes working with indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon to analyze and enhance the success of the local ecotourism ventures and leading seminars on the Galapagos Islands focusing on conservation, evolution and tourism.
Annette holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Anthropology focusing on Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation from Stanford University. Her Bachelor’s Degrees are in Anthropology and Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame. Annette has also served as a secondary science teacher in rural and inner-city communities through Teach for America.