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Born and raised a New Orleans native, Anna began her career as the Communications Director for New Orleans City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell of District B in 2014. In her role, Anna has developed her capacities of planning and implementing short-term and long-term communications and outreach strategies, managing media initiatives, programming community meetings and events, and coordinating and overseeing volunteer efforts. Although she has spent time raising awareness around issues such as workforce development, transportation safety, and mental health, Anna’s proudest campaigns have been New Orleans HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and the Smoke-Free New Orleans, which has improved public health for all residents and protected service industry workers and musicians by prohibiting smoking in all bars and casinos.  In March 2016, Anna was elected to the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee (OPDEC) as one of the 14 representatives for District ‘A’, serving as OPDEC’s youngest current member and only Asian-American representative.  In 2017, Anna transitioned to serve as the Data Director and Deputy Field Director for LaToya Cantrell's Campaign for Mayor, where she spearheaded the organizing efforts for targeted populations in New Orleans and coordinated constituency-based outreach events and volunteer programs with data-driven research and tactics.  In November 2017, Anna became Campaign Manager the Jo Ann Hardesty Campaign for Portland City Council in Oregon. 

Anna is a 2015-2016 Institute of Politics Fellow; a 2016 Fellow of the New Leaders’ Council, Louisiana chapter; 2016 Emerging Philanthropist of New Orleans Fellow; 2017 Youth Empowerment Project 40 under 40 Cohort member; and Global Shaper New Orleans member.  Anna graduated from Tulane University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in French and minor in History.  Her passions include addressing gender and racial inequity, as well as affordable housing and civic engagement among millennials and communities of color.