Anna Glavash Miller
I grew up in the greater Boston area spending time on the campuses of Harvard and MIT, where my parents worked as library staff. I attended public school and studied at Bates College in Maine before transferring to the University of Vermont, where I majored in environmental studies, with a minor in food systems. When I wasn't studying, I was snowboarding the mountains of Maine and Vermont, hiking and paddling, practicing yoga and traveling around the country seeing my favorite bands.
I spent my junior year in experiential learning programs, backpacking and kayaking across Montana and studying human-land relations while living in a tent, followed by a stint in Thailand and Malasia learning about marine and coastal ecology and snorkeling every day. These experiences deepened my interest in how food production impacts the environment and led me to the food studies minor. For my capstone, I lived on a lake in New Hampshire with a group of interns removing invasive milfoil from the lakebed via SCUBA and maintaining trails and a group of lakeside campsites.
I returned to Burlington, VT afterward and began working in the local food system, which was immensely rewarding. I also met my future partner and and pursued a yoga teacher training in Vermont.
in 2016, we packed ourselves and our dog Louie into a refurbished 1977 Trillium camper and spent four months traveling across the country, visiting national parks and exploring the West Coast. We landed in Eugene, where I enrolled at UO in the journalism master's program. I had found a passion for writing, photography and blogging during the years after college and wanted to pursue professional media.
I graduated from the SOJC in 2018, moved to Long Island for a summer copyediting internship at Newsday, and came back to Eugene to work at the Register-Guard. At the RG, I worked as an editorial assistant editor and a food, drink and dining reporter. In March of 2020, I returned to the UO campus as a communications generalist for the Office of the Provost. I also worked in this role at the College of Arts and Sciences, and most recently found a home at the Clark Honors College.
In my free time, I still snowboard, hike, paddle, love live music and practice yoga. My newfound Oregonian hobbies include foraging, gardening, rollerblading with Elle the wirehaired pointing griffon, and commuting by bicycle. Ask me about what's for dinner!