Anna Zara Aspenson (she, her, hers)

Senior Associate

Work:

(919) 794-7440

Email:

anna@croataninstitute.org

Anna Aspenson is a Senior Associate at Croatan Institute, where her work focuses on place-based agricultural solutions to rebuilding healthy ecosystems and communities. Before joining Croatan Institute, Aspenson worked as a program associate for Food System Policy at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, where she authored, “‘True’ Costs For Food System Reform: An Overview Of True Cost Accounting Literature And Initiatives” and co-authored, “Essential and in Crisis: A Review of the Public Health Threats Facing Farmworkers in the US.” Her work has also focused on agricultural research and development with ICARDA (CGIAR), as well as project management for community-driven food security initiatives in the highlands of Guatemala. Aspenson holds an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.A. from American University.

She is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Education

M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

B.A., American University

language

Spanish

Other Publications

“‘True’ Costs for Food System Reform: An Overview of True Cost Accounting Literature and Initiatives.” John Hopkins for a Livable Future. January 2020. 

“Essential and in Crisis: A Review of the Public Health Threats Facing Farmworkers in the US.” John Hopkins for a Livable Future and Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. May 2021. (with Sarah Goldman, Prashasti Bhatnagar, and Robert Martin).