Alma De Anda, Trustee

Alma has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a master’s degree in ecology, evolution and behaviour from the University of Minnesota. Alma studied predator-prey dynamics using immature stages of the monarch butterfly as a model system. She identified important predators and parasitoids as well as other environmental factors that affect monarch survival in North American populations.

Originally from the United States, Alma is living in New Zealand with her family and looking forward to using her understanding of monarch butterflies and her strong science background to help preserve NZ moths and butterflies. Alma enjoys collaborating with others to accomplish shared goals, especially around monarch butterfly conservation and is thrilled to be a part of this Trust.