Coordinates University and external administrative processes of grant, subaward and contract administration for all partners of the Southwest Climate Science Center USGS awards. Anita joined IE as SWCSC half-time grants coordinator in August, 2014. She supports Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, University Director and Principal Investigator of this Department of the Interior, USGS multi-year award and related USGS awards. She focuses on grants and contract fiscal administration generated by this award. The University of Arizona is responsible for sub-awards to our partners in this award, UC Davis, UCLA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), Desert Research Institute, and University of Colorado Boulder. Anita is well-acquainted with large Research I universities, having begun her career as Assistant Director of Research at CSULB. She has held grants management positions at ASU and NAU before joining the U of A. Anita integrates her passion for raising environmental awareness as an active contributor to public education forums on green building, sustainability and local business advocacy. She is one of four National Home Builders Association Certified Green Professionals™ in the Tucson community, a Certified Ecobroker and member of the Tucson Board of Real Estate.