Anna supports Hester Street’s work with community partners and government agencies through design and communications. Since joining in 2013, she has created engagement tools for neighborhood rezonings and planning processes, developed educational materials to explain housing topics such as Rental Assistance Demonstration and code enforcement, and designed a board game about Community Land Trusts. Recently she has been working with the city to engage residents in conversations about housing segregation and discrimination, as part of Where We Live NYC, the city’s fair housing assessment.
Previously, Anna 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, she 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.