Anna Estes is a research coordinator for Tanzania Programs at the Huck Institute of Life Sciences at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. Anna is concurrently a research associate at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania (since 2013.) She is a member of the IUCN African Specialist Elephant Group and currently holds positions with the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation and the Serengeti Elephant Project. Anna holds a B.A. in environmental science from Wesleyan, an M.A. in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in ecology.