Anna Doty is a Master in City Planning candidate in the Environmental Policy and Planning Concentration at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. In her work and research, Anna is dedicated to the use of participatory planning and ecosystem services principles to create more resilient, equitable, and ecologically vibrant urban communities. As a researcher for the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, Anna contributes to the design of role-based simulation games and public workshops to engage local stakeholders in democratically planning for the public health risks of climate change. As a graduate student, Anna’s Masters Thesis focuses on labor market and labor justice issues among California’s mixed unionized, incarcerated, volunteer, and private wildland fire fighting labor force. Prior to her studies at MIT, she worked as a lobbyist and outreach campaigner at the Environmental Defense Fund, advocating for strong state climate and clean energy policies in California. Anna is from the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.