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 by providing strategic engagement, research, facilitation, and analytical skills. She provides support to a variety of public and private sector clients at Marstel-Day including the Department of Defense, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources. Ms. Kuo’s work has included conducting research and analysis on factors including climate change and natural resource management, developing strategic engagement plans, helping to facilitate partnerships for the Army Community Partnership Program, and contributing to various Environmental Assessments as part of the National Environmental Policy Act program. In addition, she has supported several local community initiatives through her work with the regional Climate, Environment, and Resilience (CLEAR) Plan and Green Business Advisory Committee including executing two successful rounds of Solarize Fredericksburg.

Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Ms. Kuo worked for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (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.