Anna was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up, her family was part of Global Pittsburgh, hosting international students and professors in their home. Through this experience, Anna was taught the value of intercultural education and this inspired her love of languages as a bridge to acceptance and mutual understanding. As her love for different cultures and languages grew, Anna took a gap year in 2013 to study Spanish and Latin American Literature in Valparaiso, Chile.
Anna went on to study Psychology, Spanish, and Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She currently works as a Family Preservation Specialist, dedicating her time to strengthening and preserving families by providing valuable resources and support to those in need. Anna is saving up money to pursue a PhD in Latin American Studies. In her free time, she likes to cook, read and hike.
Anna was a participant on the VISIONS Montana Blackfeet program when she was 16 years old. Her love of service, adventure and working with teenagers led her to become a leader in VISIONS Peru in 2017. She is excited to return to Peru again this summer, and she will be joined by a full team of VISIONS leaders.