Ann Carroll trained in science and public health and has over 25 years experience working on environmental protection and health issues in the US and internationally. This includes close to 19 years with the US Environmental Protection Agency and former Office of Technology Assessment with the US Congress. Ann has focused on lead poisoning prevention, heavy metals and waste cleanup as well as risk assessment and risk communication. Ann worked in private consulting, with the National Governor's Association and US EPA in Washington DC and Boston Massachusetts. Ann managed the NSW Lead Reference Center based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from 1996 to 2000 and consulted on lead poisoning prevention and leaded gasoline phase out projects in India and Indonesia before returning to the US EPA Brownfields Office in February 2002. In September 2009, Ann began work on her doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Ann was selected for a 2010-2011 Fellowship from the Center for a Livable Future at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health for her efforts on urban agriculture and improving food access.