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Anna McCready


Anna is a Rogue Valley local–born and raised here. She left Southern Oregon to study at Colorado College and obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy. She spent a year teaching English in Sichuan, China, and then returned to Southern Oregon to work at St. Mary’s High School in the Residential Life department, supporting the international students studying there. She then departed again to pursue her Master’s degree in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and then lived in the Bay Area for several years, working in the International Office at UC Berkeley as an International Student Adviser and Communications Coordinator. She moved back to the Rogue Valley during the pandemic (still working remotely for UC Berkeley), and has been here ever since.

While Anna has a strong background in International Education, she also has a very strong commitment to environmental issues, and deep ties to the local area. She is very passionate about the conservation and outdoor education work of the Crest, and hopes to help pass down her love of nature to the next generation.

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