Former One Earth Fellow, Canada, 2019
Anna Desmarais is a Canadian radio producer and a freelance political journalism correspondent. An early career professional journalist, Anna has worked for newsrooms across Canada and around the world, with bylines for CBC News, Bloomberg BNA, TRT World News, Toronto Star, iPolitics, Global News and the Ottawa Citizen. Her career took her to Toronto, Kathmandu and Edmonton before she landed back in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, in 2018. Anna is still a recent graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program but she hopes to eventually become a foreign correspondent who covers the world’s most pressing global issues. Between shifts, Anna spends all her time enjoying Canada’s national parks. You can also find her volunteering with the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, Junior Chamber International and helping to resettle student refugees with WUSC Canada.