Anna Thomas Young came on the National Wind Institute team in 2012 and currently holds the title of Associate Managing Director. She is responsible for effective management of the administration side of the NWI. Anna is also responsible for managing the SWiFT facility, and works closely with TTU administration and general counsel to execute agreements for the project. Additionally, her role focuses on multidisciplinary collaborations that include (and also extend) beyond SWiFT to support the overall wind enterprise at TTU. She specializes in research proposal development and assists in maintaining critical relationships regarding wind for the Institute.
She is in the process of completing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from TTU, and plans to receive her doctoral degree in December 2015. Ms. Young's passion for multi-, trans– and interdisciplinary teams is evident through her current work in identifying empirical links between interpersonal and intellectual dimensions in multidisciplinary research work.