Anna is an MFA candidate in Printmaking. She explores visual gestures of care and empathy that help us cope with crises. In 2008, Anna earned her BA in English from Smith College, with additional coursework at Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne and Trinity College at Oxford University. She then trained as a bookbinder at the Arion Press in San Francisco, and as a studio assistant at the Women's Studio Workshop in upstate New York. Issues around gender and femininity remain a constant in her work. Anna strives not only to address these subjects in her art, but to encourage young women to learn artistic skills from which they have been excluded, such as wood, metalworking, and robotics. As part of her thesis work, she hopes to spend time making art with women refugees who have been resettled in Iowa City.