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 a senior coordinator. In her role, she conducts background research, creates social content, develops 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 graduated in May 2016 from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science in biobehavioral health and minors in psychology and human development and family studies. 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 attends concerts of every kind, eats her way through D.C. restaurants, and plays fetch with her goldendoodle, Krewe.