Anna has been with Hester Street since 2013. A New York City native, her fascination with the city’s diverse neighborhoods and passion for preserving their livability has contributed to strong interests in community driven design and urban agriculture. At Hester Street she supports urban planning, design and development initiatives, creating community engagement and visioning tools and popular education materials. Previously, she taught in Hester Street’s design education program at P.S. 134, working with students to explore healthy food systems in their school’s community garden. Prior to joining Hester Street, Anna worked in Cornell University’s digital fabrication labs and did graphic design and illustration. Anna is a graduate of Cornell University, where she re-imagined the New York City Potter’s Field on Hart Island for her Bachelor of Architecture thesis.