Anna is a disability rights activist with a passion for improving the access and inclusion for youth with disabilities and designing initiatives that drive positive social change toward more just, equitable and inclusive societies. She believes in the power of story and relationship and enjoys creating content and projects that foster empathy and build community. Her career and experiences thus far have allowed Anna to deepen her activism and to work alongside grassroots organizers in Central America and Mexico to amplify their impact. Currently, she coordinates the development and reporting processes for Seattle International Foundation, serves as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and is thrilled to be selected as a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law where she will start in Fall 2021 in pursuit of her career as an international human rights attorney.
Prior to these roles, Anna was a Fulbright Research Fellow to Nicaragua where she analyzed national disability law and policy in relation to disability perception and stigma in an effort to improve inclusion for people with disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Humanities for Leadership from Seattle University with a specialization in Equality Rights & Advocacy. She speaks English and Spanish.