Anna received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Bryn Mawr College in French and Francophone Literature in 2007/2008. Through Bryn Mawr, she studied in France and Senegal, where she discovered an interest in global health.
In 2009, Anna began graduate studies at Boston University School of Public Health, where she focused on HIV/AIDS, marginalized populations, and the relationship between health and human rights. While at Boston University, Anna worked in Livingstone, Zambia on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, specifically on monitoring Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.
After graduating from Boston University in May 2011, Anna will spend the summer of 2011 as an intern and student fellow at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She is specifically interested in the intersection of health and human rights, francophone postcolonial literature and language, and writing.