Anna is a native of Nashville, TN who now resides in Denton, TX. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University and her M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas. She now works at UNT as an Instructional Designer in the Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research. Prior to beginning her Master’s program and throughout her studies, Anna worked closely with the DFW community in the movement to end sexual violence and has made the culture surrounding sexual violence a focal point of her research and advocacy. She still serves this population today by providing intersectionality training for employees, interns, and volunteers at her local sexual assault resource center. Likewise, through her research and activism, Anna grapples with issues concerning queer representation and cultural attitudes toward marginalized groups.
In addition, Anna is a Founding Member and the Co-President of the Denton Feminist & Queer Collective. This grassroots organization aims to educate the public about issues affecting womxn and queer-identified people as well as provide opportunities for civic engagement. Anna was a fellow of NLC Dallas in 2018 and subsequently served on the Executive Board as the Co-Chair of Institute Curriculum in 2019. In her free time, Anna enjoys engaging in old hobbies and exploring new ones, such as: reading and writing, playing music, training her dog, tailoring, bike riding, and more. Anna brings her same fervor for education, activism, and hobbies to the NLC Pride Caucus!