Anna is an aspiring public servant committed to educational equity and justice. In her prior work and research background, she found that research and policy can often operate devoid of an intent for equity, thus leaving opportunities to reinforce educational injustice. Consequently, she hopes to direct her career towards creating supportive structures and advocating for equitable schools, and she is honored and excited to serve as the APAICS Education & Labor Fellow in the Office of Representative Mark Takano.
Prior to the APAICS Fellowship, Anna specialized in the crosswalk of policy, research, and community organizing to promote systemic educational change as a research assistant for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. She conducted evaluation work to guide a growing area of youth voice, leadership, and organizing support for youth organizations and school districts across New England, and acted as a liaison between data and policy and their practical application in the AISR’s parent education organizing and capacity-building work in Pittsburgh, PA. Grounded by an understanding of the importance of local communities in education reform, Anna now seeks to broaden her professional repertoire through Hill experience.
Anna recently graduated from Brown University with a M.A. in Urban Education Policy and a B.A. in Education Studies.