Annie began her career in education working with elementary and middle school students as an Academic Interventionist in Chicago Public Schools. She then taught middle school English, gifted/accelerated and special education inclusion, before moving into a Mentor Teacher role, teaching in the classroom while supporting new teacher development. An interest in social/emotional learning and physical wellness on student outcomes led to teaching at a bilingual school with a health/wellness focus. While teaching, Annie obtained certification to teach English Language Learners and served as a Clinical Instructor for teachers in training. Starting in 2018, Annie did education work for mental health organizations, working with students ages 7-26 on academic goals and executive function support. Outside of work, Annie enjoys traveling, spending lots of time with her huge family, and good food (especially when she doesn’t have to cook)!