Big Brains, Bigger Hearts
21 of the nation’s best and brightest high school students were celebrated for their research and hard work at the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.
Anna began working for Burness in 2017 and is now an associate. In her role, she conducts background research, develops engaging social content, crafts media lists and tracks media coverage. Anna has supported over 20 of Burness’ partners, including The Mayday Fund, George Mason University’s Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, RWJF’s Culture of Health Prize, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Gene Editing Institute.
Anna’s background in the science and research behind health, psychology, and human development lends itself well to her role at Burness. Prior to working at Burness, Anna served as an environmental health assessment associate at the Environmental Protection Agency. The research assistance she provided helped various EPA scientists understand the effect toxic chemicals have on humans.
Outside of work, Anna loves attending concerts and singing along, eating her way through D.C. restaurants, playing fetch with her dog, and learning how to make pottery. Most recently, Anna is working to attain her doula certification to better support her friends and family through their reproductive health choices.