Anna was born in Canton, Ohio, and received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Messiah University. During her time as an undergraduate, she spent summers at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, investigating mechanisms of action of frontline drugs for multiple sclerosis in the lab of Dr. Richard Ransohoff. Inspired by her undergraduate organic chemistry classes, she pursued a PhD in chemical biology under the tutelage of Professor Jennifer Prescher at the University of California, Irvine. Here, she developed new probes for visualizing and recording cells in living animals using protein engineering, synthetic chemistry, and molecular and cellular biology methods. She joined the Moore lab in February 2022, where she is currently expanding her protein engineering repertoire and revisiting her neuroscience roots by engineering biosynthetic pathways enzymes from marine microbes for production of new neuroactive small molecule therapeutics. Outside of lab, you can find her goofing around at swim practice, optimizing her investment portfolio, or watching "high quality trash" reality TV shows and selected sports like football or formula 1 with her husband, Ryan and their cat, Steven.