Anna received her undergraduate from the U. of Gothenburg in Sweden and her MSc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her industry career started as a geophysical interpreter and quickly moved in to management of technical teams within the energy industry. She has held leadership roles in exploration and advanced technology at Mobil, Saudi Aramco, Texaco and Kerr-McGee. After 30 years in the Energy Industry she transitioned to the academic sector, as she became the Executive Director of MIT’s Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL). She retired from ERL in 2018 and is currently a consultant.
Currently Anna is the President Elect of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Prior to that she was the Vice Chair of the SEG Foundation Board for three years. She has also served on many SEG committees including as Secretary/Treasurer for the Executive committee and on the Women’s Network Committee.
Anna’s wide work experience has offered her a great appreciation for the role of applied geophysics in industry, academia and society today, and towards a sustainable future.