Alumni (Fellow)

Anna Estes

Paul T. Jones II Fellow
B.A. Wesleyan University (1996)
M.S. University of Wisconsin (2000)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2012)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Professional Sectors:
Environmental Sciences


Anna Estes is an assistant professor with Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and the director of their new fall-semester study abroad program, Ecology and Anthropology in Tanzania. Anna also has appointments as an adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania, and as a research associate with the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation in FL. She is a member of the IUCN African Specialist Elephant Group and has run the Greater Serengeti Elephant Project since 2005, when she started it for her dissertation research at UVA. Anna holds a B.A. in environmental science from Wesleyan, an M.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in environmental science with a focus in ecology.

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