Anna is a facilitator of sacred spaces and group dialogue, a writer, storyteller, documentarian, creative artist, and human rights activist.
She specializes in building bridges, acknowledging collective pain towards group healing. She fosters deep understanding and connection that enriches community and uncovers our collective wisdom.
Anna has written, directed and produced an array of documentary series including on transgender issues and youth imprisonment. She has navigated these issues while running departments for production companies, major networks and non-profit organizations. Her work has appeared on ABC Family, MTV, Vh1, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), WE: Women’s Entertainment, A&E, Biography, and many others. She has been a mentor with Step Up: Women’s Network and Media Advisor for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program, Ambition, a national leader in conscious entrepreneurship.
The educational short film she directed, Becoming Henry, is now at the The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., following a film festival and museum tour across the U.S. Her paintings and photography for peace and human rights have shown in galleries both in the U.S. and Romania. She performs her poetry and spoken word at peace, human rights and spiritual gatherings.
A member of the Zen Peacemakers Order (ZPO), Anna trains ongoing with ZPO in engaged spirituality and social action, and in stewarding Bearing Witness. She has trained extensively in compassionate facilitation through the Center for Council and Nonviolent/ Compassionate Communication (NVC), and is a graduate of the Bay NVC Leadership Program. Anna is completing studies in leading communal prayer with ALEPH at the Davvenen Leaders Training Institute (DLTI). She aims to make her actions her prayer for peace.