Anne is the recipient of the 2020 Young Alumna Award. She received her B.A from Mt. Holyoke College in politics and art history, and a professional certification in public relations from the University of Virginia. She is the public affairs officer for the State Department’s Office of Overseas Employment in the Bureau of Human Resources. Anne currently lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel. In her public relations role, she serves as a communications coordinator to the 56,000 locally employed staff that support U.S. embassies overseas. Previously she served as an economic associate at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In that role, she supported the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship and oversaw programming in support of entrepreneurship, innovation, science, and technology. Prior to that, she served as press secretary during the Obama Administration for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. In this capacity, she was a spokesperson for the USTR on a variety of trade issues including the Trans Pacific Partnership. In the State Department, she has served in several capacities. Starting in the Office of Public Liaison, she managed foreign policy domestic outreach, then moved to the Office of Strategic Planning and Communications in 2011 where she oversaw communications for the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago and the Global Entrepreneurship Summits in 2014, 15 and 16. She has worked broadly on U.S. foreign policy, with a focus on international security, economic issues, and women's rights for almost 10 years.
Anne has dedicated her career to communications around foreign policy. Her work has contributed to the global community and demonstrates the values of diversity and international understanding that Springside inspired us all to support.