Anna-Kay Reeves

Programs Intern

Austin, TX

Anna-Kay Reeves joined the TxN team in August 2021. She will graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in International Relations, Spanish, and English in December 2021. Anna-Kay’s interest in conservation is rooted in its power to mobilize communities and people around the world to work for a better future. Along with her work at TxN, Anna-Kay produces podcasts and audio-journalism focused on resource conservation, and she previously wrote for Texas Highways Magazine. Anna-Kay is also a landscape and portrait artist, and enjoys painting outside.

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Kayla Gillen


Austin, TX

Kayla Gillen joined the Texan by Nature team in June of 2022. She is currently working towards a degree in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and an emphasis on Marine Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. A longtime lover of the outdoors and of wildlife, Kayla seeks to find the intersection between engineering, technology, and improving the impact of conservation efforts. She also works as a park technician for Austin lake parks, enjoys snorkeling and scuba, and is a certified florist. An Austin native, Kayla is excited to give back to the environment and share the beauty of her home.

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Neema Mugofwa


Cedar Park, TX

Neema Mugofwa joined the TxN team in June 2022. She is a junior at George Washington University majoring in Environmental & Sustainability Science and minoring in Data Science. Though her interest in conservation is currently focused on the overlap between her major and minor, with topics like GIS, it began with an introduction to Aldo Leopold and plentiful outdoor experiences, from paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake to backpacking through Yosemite. Neema also loves playing soccer, working with kids, and going on walks with her sister’s dog, Sky.

Learn more about Neema, and what makes her Texan by Nature, in this blog post.