Anne is a Ph.D. candidate in International Education Policy focused on Education in Emergencies at the University of Maryland. Previously, Anne worked at the Institute of International Education on U.S. Department of State-funded education programs as Director of Finance and Administration for the Fulbright Scholars Program and Deputy Director for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Anne spent seven years working on educational programs in Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Switzerland. While completing her Master Degree, Anne was an Americorps volunteer and then worked with the American Red Cross in Salinas, California. She is conversant in French and Russian and is hard at work learning Nepali.
In her spare time, Anne loves to backpack, hike, and rock climb. She has served on the board of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and volunteers on a trail crew that helps maintain the Appalachian Trail and other hiking trails where she lives.
Anne holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University and Master degree in Public Administration in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (now the Middlebury Institute).
Anne visited Nepal in 2016 to volunteer as an English language teacher in the district of Singapalchowk and will return to conduct her Ph.D. studies on the humanitarian response for education after the 2015 earthquakes. Anne hopes through her involvement with Altruistic Odyssey to help empower and support local communities to determine their own path to development.