Anna Osterlind Jones

Head of Government Affairs, Zymergen

Anna Osterlind Jones is Head of Government Affairs at Zymergen, where she leads the company’s engagement with the Administration and Congress. She rejoined the company in 2021, having previously worked at Zymergen from 2015 to 2018 as the then-startup grew from 40 to nearly 500 employees. Prior to her current position, Anna was with the United States Department of Agriculture, most recently as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. At USDA, she also served as Chief of Staff to the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, where she helped launch the domestic hemp industry among other initiatives, and in USDA’s Office of Congressional Relations.

Anna started her career on Capitol Hill working for a Senator from her home state of Missouri. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri.