An applied anthropologist is an anthropologist who applies anthropological knowledge and methods to real-world problems and challenges in various settings, such as government agencies, NGOs, community organizations, and private corporations. Applied anthropologists often work on issues related to development, health, education, the environment, human rights, and, increasingly, tech. They may conduct research, provide technical assistance to address these issues, and design programs, policies, products, or services. Applied anthropologists may also work with policymakers and other stakeholders to ensure that their research and expertise are taken into account in developing policies and programs. Applied anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that focuses on the practical application of anthropological knowledge and methods and on the collaboration between anthropologists and the communities they work with.