Ana joined the Federation in 2011. She assists the Executive Director in identifying, developing and implementing policy and advocacy strategies necessary to achieve organizational goals and benchmarks; as well as devising and implementing a coastal management agenda. Ana also leads the implementation of the State’s Shellfish Mariculture Strategic Plan and develops and supervises the Coastal Policy and Restoration internship program to expand the Federation’s research capacity. Ana has a Master of Business Administration in sustainable business from the University of Maine. She received her undergraduate degree from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. Ana enjoys playing classical guitar, reading and having fun with her two children.