Anna was born and raised in Western Massachusetts where she lived in the countryside of Wyben with her parents, two brothers and two very lovable golden retrievers. She attended Dean College, in Franklin, MA and received an Associate degree in liberal studies. Having spent much time in Vermont, both at her grandparents’ lake house in the Northeast Kingdom and her father’s hunting camp in central Vermont, Anna chose to transfer to Saint Michael’s College (SMC) as a junior. Her love of and admiration for literature, led her to study English. She anticipates receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in English in the spring of 2014.
At SMC, Anna volunteered for International Outreach, with the New American Mentoring program, part of MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts). She and her mentee Omaibi, a fifteen-year old from Burma remain close friends. With MOVE, Anna participated in an extended service project in Kentucky, the Christian Appalachian Project where participants serve the needs of the rural poor. Anna is determined to explore and travel further in the United States as well as overseas. Anna joined VFP in November, 2013. In her free time she enjoys trail running, snowboarding and most of all, time spent with her dog Stella. She strives to help others whenever possible, gaining value and knowledge through each experience. Anna also works at City Market, Onion River Co-op and lives in Burlington with two roommates, fellow students from SMC.