As a military brat, Annie had the unique childhood experience of seeing government work as a part of her everyday life. As a teenager in the DC-area, she used her own prowess in competitive swimming to coach young beginners in the sport, cementing her love and belief in the importance of nurturing and supporting youth in her community. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Chicago, Annie became a fellow on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, and lived in Japan for three years while she taught English to elementary and middle school students. When she returned Stateside, she spent time honing her skills in operations management and customer service in the private sector, eventually finding her way back to public sector work when she worked for Education Pioneers, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting management professionals who wish to use their degrees to support public education. At EP, Annie worked in operations and steadily grew her capacity to support teams across the organization, including the development and external relations teams.
As Generation Citizen’s Communications Manager, Annie helps to unify our message across sites and streamline information for our supporters. She strongly believes in empowering youth to be leaders, and wants them to have all the tools they need to build a better future.
Annie currently lives just outside of DC, and when she isn’t gobbling up Korean food, she’s reading lots of fiction and watching geeky TV. (A modern multiracial/multiethnic hobbit, minus the pipe smoking and furry feet.)