Anna Reade

Staff Scientist, Healthy People & Thriving Communities program

Anna Reade works at the intersection of science and policy to reduce and eliminate harmful exposures to toxic chemicals for the safety of people and the environment. As NRDC's lead scientist on PFAS, she conducts research and develops innovative scientific tools and freely available resources to support wider understanding and communication of PFAS science. She also brings the most current scientific principles and data to guide NRDC's PFAS policy work. Prior to joining the Healthy People & Thriving Communities team, she worked in the California State Senate as a policy fellow with the California Council on Science and Technology. Reade received her PhD in developmental biology from the University of California, San Francisco, where she was a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow. She is based in the San Francisco office.