Ann Kuo

Research Analyst to the CEO

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Ms. Kuo supports a diverse range of projects as an Analyst at Marstel-Day. She provides research, analytical and engagement support for the company’s US Air Force clients on encroachment issues, helps facilitate partnerships for the Army Community Partnership Program, and supports Marine Corps projects through policy analysis and research. In addition, Ms. Kuo conducts research and analysis to support Marstel-Day’s CEO and president and helps develop social media strategy for the company. She has supported various community initiatives including the regional Climate, Environment, and Resilience (CLEAR) Plan and Green Business Advisory Committee, and she administers the company’s Innovation in Environmental Stewardship award program.

Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Ms. Kuo worked for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). She investigated how the design of voluntary certification programs can affect producer participation. As part of her master’s project, her research for CCAFS included interviewing stakeholders in Indonesia to learn more about the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and synthesizing the results into a paper that has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Sustainable Forestry. Previously, Ms. Kuo interned at the Center for International Forestry in Indonesia where she conducted research on business models in the oil palm industry.

Ms. Kuo earned a BA in biology from the University of Virginia and an MS in conservation ecology and environmental policy and planning from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.