As a native of Miami, Florida and a woman of Haitian descent, Annie Laurina Blanc has spent her career and life's work dedicated to public service, criminal justice reform, and progressive change. As an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel 5th District, Annie spends majority of her time defending the rights of indigent persons who find themselves in legal situations governed by criminal law.
In 2009, Annie graduated from one of the top five urban high schools in the country at the time, William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, as a student of the Public Service: Criminal Justice Program. She then sought and obtained a Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University; all before obtaining her Juris Doctor at Florida A&M University in 2017.
Annie prides herself as being a Spring 2011 initiate of the Xi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an organization whose principles rely on the concepts of Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. In addition, Annie also serves a mentor to law students through a program ran by Paul C. Perkins Bar Association located in Orlando, Florida. As a criminal attorney and motivator, Annie strives to encourage and inspire everyone in her life to believe in the concept of overcoming obstacles to achieve their goals, as she is a living testimony.