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Development Associate, 434-218-0370
Anne Russell Gregory
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Anne Russell Gregory joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as the Development Associate in August 2017. Anne Russell is a Charlottesville native and University of Virginia alumna, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and French language and literature. While at UVA, she worked at Ragged Mountain Running Shop, served on the Honor Committee, interned with The Nature Conservancy, and volunteered with the Rivanna Trails Foundation through Madison House. After graduating from UVA in 2013, Anne Russell worked in conservation law and policy at Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, D.C. for two and a half years before moving back to Charlottesville to further her career in nonprofit management and development at the Southern Environmental Law Center. Anne Russell lives downtown, where she enjoys running and walking her English Springer Spaniel, Atticus.
 
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
My family’s history because my father was born in Charlottesville as well as my great grandmother, Anne Russell Sampson.
 
Best part of working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
Walking to work on the downtown mall and staying active, informed, and invested in my hometown community.
 
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
Running around grounds, visiting Ragged Mountain Running Shop and the public library, and going out with friends downtown.
 
Favorite arts and culture venue in Charlottesville and away from Charlottesville?
If wine tasting is an art, I often frequent the Market Street Wine tasting on Fridays. I love modern art, and the Hirshhorn in DC is my favorite because I used to live close to the mall on Capitol Hill.
 
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
I studied abroad in Paris, incorporating everything from my love of Baudelaire to green architecture. I loved walking the city of lights, spoke fluently, and was able to blend in like a native or at least pass as French Canadian.
 
What’s still on your bucket list?
I feel like I’m just getting started! In the near term, I’d like to hike Spy Rock in Nelson County and visit Acadia National Park in Maine.