A Southern California native, Ann was brought up on the ocean and worked as a deck-hand for her father during commercial fishing and charter boat operations. She received her Bachelor’s degree in both Biochemistry and Biology from University of California San Diego and went on to obtain a Master’s and PhD from Louisiana State University with her graduate fieldwork being completed at the Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole. Her post-doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University centered on the health of fish populations and their responses to anthropogenic changes of their environments. A career employee for the Department of the Interior in environmental research and assessment, she worked over a decade for the former Minerals Management Service, now, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in the Gulf of Mexico Region and has been with BOEM Pacific Region since 2001. Dr. Bull’s research interests center on the ecological influence and effects, on both a local and regional scale, of offshore energy installations and artificial reefs. She is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Academy of Sciences and the Chief of Environmental Sciences, BOEM Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region where she oversees a multi-million dollar studies program on the OCS of California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.