Anna Marie Walter Pineda is an intern with the Building Efficiency Initiative at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She carries out research on policy development and implementation related to energy-efficient buildings and supports the development of building efficiency playbooks for urban leaders around the world.
Before joining WRI, Anna worked at adelphi, an independent think tank and public policy consultancy on climate, environment, and development, in Berlin Germany. While in Berlin, she co-authored a publication on the New Urban Agenda with the Urban Catalyst Studio. Anna also has experience working as a consultant for the German Corporation for International Cooperation in Santiago, Chile, where she worked on low-carbon development strategies in Latin America.
Anna holds a Master in Urban Management from the Technical University of Berlin, as well as a B.A. in International Studies from the University of New Orleans, with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Anna grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Raju, and dog, Mori.