Anna Coleman

Hello, my name is Anna Coleman (she/her). I study statistics and global studies, concentrating in sustainability and ecology. Through my coursework, research and involvement with environmental and housing organizing in Pittsburgh, I’ve developed an interest in social movement groups and their relationships with institutions. Following college, I plan to gain professional experience using my quantitative skills to support important work related to social justice or climate action. Eventually, I would like to pursue graduate studies to deepen my quantitative background and develop news skills, such as data visualization, in ¬†applied contexts.


  • 20212017


    Statistics, Global Studies- Ecology and Sustainability

  • August 2019June 2019

    Study Abroad

    University of Witswatersrand,  Johannesburg, SA

Co-Curricular Engagements

  • 2020-2021

    Co-Director/ Student Government Board Liason for the Student Office of Sustainability

    University of Pittsburgh

  • 2020-2021

    Associate Editor of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Journal

    University of Pittsburgh

  • 2018-2021

    Organizer with Fossil Free Pitt Coalition- Pitt Divestment Campaign

    University of Pittsburgh

  • 2018-2020

    Co- founder/ President of the Student Renters Union (SRU)

    University of Pittsburgh

  • Fall 2018

    Teaching Assistant Geology Sustainability Course

    University of Pittsburgh

Awards and Achievements

  • April 2020
    Second Place Non Fiction Essay - Writer's Cafe
    2nd place in annual writing contest for a creative nonfiction essay on South Africa
  • June 2019
    International Studies Fund
    I received additional funding to cover costs of research and travel for my time at the University of Witwatersrand.
  • June 2019
    Helen Pool Rush Nationality Room Scholarship
    I received funding from the Nationality Room Scholarships to conduct research abroad at the University of Witswatersrand.
  • 2018-2019
    ACT Research Fellowship
    I received the ACT research fellowship to work with Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) to conduct research on communication methods in Oakland. I worked with OPDC to identify the most successful ways to reach off campus students and how to engage students in order to foster a tighter community in Oakland.
  • 2017
    Pitt Merit Aid
    I receive a merit aid scholarship for my attendance at the University of Pittsburgh.