In Grade 9, Anna participated in a sleep-in outside the Principal's Office to demand the school administration allow the drama club to travel over a mountain pass in the middle of a snowstorm to the Regional Drama Festival. Their campaign was a success (or maybe the snowstorm just ended…), and her commitment to taking collective action to make change was born.
Since then, Anna has run trainings on anti-oppression and environmental justice, challenged young people to question their role as social changemakers at the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership, coordinated Skills for Solidarity, and run trainings across the country for Leadnow volunteers. Her highlights as Co-Director of Organize BC from 2015-17 were developing the organizations equity programming and launching Firelight Campaign School.
She currently works as the Lead Educator at the BC Public Service Innovation Hub, where she is working to shift the culture of the public service. She lives in Victoria, BC where she enjoys paddling her canoe, and riding her bike, Betty.