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Anna is a licensed Civil Engineer/Hydrologist for Balance. Anna began her career in 2007; she specializes in one- and two-dimensional modeling of riverine systems, stormwater infrastructure design including C.3 compliance and hydromodification design, creek restoration, floodplain analysis, channel hydraulics, urban and non-urban watershed hydrology, and all associated fieldwork and data collection. As a Certified Floodplain Manager, Anna bridges the gap between engineering and FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, working to design projects that meet requirements and regulations within 100-year floodplain and compiling Letter of Map Change applications for FEMA review and approval. Anna leads Balance’s role in the FEMA National Technical Review Panel, and she has been part of the FEMA National Technical Review Panel for FMA and BRIC (formerly PDM) grant programs since 2009, serving as the West Coast Regional Lead in 2011 and as the Technical Lead for drainage/flood control projects from 2019 to present. After completing her first year on the National Technical Review, Anna was appointed as a Benefit-Cost Analysis Trainer for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program. She conducted training classes for cities and counties nationwide between 2009 and 2013, instructing local grant administrators and engineers in preparing grant proposals for hazard mitigation projects and performing a Benefit-Cost Analysis using FEMA software. Since 2017 she has been reviewing Hazard Mitigation Grant Program subapplication submittals under disasters in Regions 9 and 10 and in Puerto Rico on behalf of FEMA.  When not in the office, you can find Anna playing ultimate for the USA National Team, hiking with her dogs (or really any dog), or coaching ultimate frisbee at Cal.

  • California P.E. C79591
  • Certified Floodplain Manager US-10-05079
  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 2007
  • CSA-50 Stormwater Management and Flood Control Study, Monterey County [client and county], California
  • Aviano Stormwater Management, City of Antioch, Contra Costa County, California
  • Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project, Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey County, California

They bought me my own personal space heater.

Backpacking through a foreign country and eating all of the local foods.