Anna Menke

Analyst

Anna works with the DRK team to identify and support innovative social entrepreneurs.

Previously, Anna spent two years at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) working on EDF’s +Business team. Anna focused on engaging Fortune 500 corporations as advocates for climate and clean energy policy. She defined indicators, ranging from public policy positions to greenhouse gas emissions targets, to measure and track the actions of 500 companies, enabling EDF to make more strategic partnership decisions. She also played a leading role in the creative design of a new joint initiative with EDF’s Clean Energy program and Sustainable Finance team aimed at driving clean energy growth in several target states across the United States.

Anna graduated with honors from Princeton University with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. While at Princeton, she spent a summer working in Nicaragua at Comunidad Connect, a community development non-profit, and partnered with We Care Solar to lead a solar panel installation project at a rural primary school. Anna also conducted independent senior thesis research while in Nicaragua on the implications of the proposed Nicaraguan Canal for the country’s indigenous communities. Her thesis received the Peter W. Stroh Environmental Senior Thesis Prize. Anna was also a four-year member of Princeton’s varsity women’s lacrosse team and has continued to stay involved with the sport as a volunteer coach with MetroLacrosse