A Michigan girl, Anna grew up knowing there’s no substitution for hard work. After graduating from Northwestern University, Anna went to Quito, Ecuador at the age of 21 to pursue a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature. She met a charming Ecuadorian man and married him. For the next 15 years, she would call Ecuador home.
While in Ecuador, Anna put her passion for education to work. She became a middle school math teacher and created non-profits, including one that provided professional development for public school teachers and another that funded public children’s libraries.
By 2009 economic collapse and civil unrest in Ecuador brought Anna and her family back to Miami. She needed a house with a yard and good schools for her three young daughters. It didn’t take long for her realize that Pinecrest was the perfect place for her family.
Anna became a stay-at-home mom for a few years and worked on special projects for her husband’s logistics firm. She was soon deeply involved in the PTA and advocacy for public education. She served as the President of the Miami Palmetto Senior High PTSA from 2014-2016.
Her desire to make a difference in the community led her to run for and win a seat on the Village of Pinecrest Council in 2016. Anna has served on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Family and Community Involvement Committee (2016-2017) and represented the nation’s cities on the National League of Cities’ Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (2017-2018). Since 2018, Anna has represented Pinecrest on the Board of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities and on the Board of PACE Green Energy. In 2020, Anna’s commitment to the support of the men and women who protect us in police and fire service was affirmed by her appointment to the Board of The Two Hundred Club of Greater Miami.
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