Anna joined the Howard Gilman Foundation in 2015. Previously, Anna was the Arts Program Officer at the Educational Foundation of America (EFA), where she developed and managed a portfolio of innovative creative placemaking projects in both urban and rural communities across the country. Prior to EFA, Anna was the Assistant Director at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, where she oversaw programming grants for hundreds of cultural organizations across the city and was the Agency’s point person for launching the Cultural Data Project in New York State. She also served as Director of Grantmaking Programs at The American Music Center, leading and creating new grant opportunities for music and dance artists to create and perform new work. Anna began her career at the Massachusetts Cultural Council supporting local grantmaking programs throughout that state. Prior to her work in philanthropy, Anna was a professional ballerina.