Anna was raised as a first-generation American in Minneapolis by Czech and Slovak parents. A recent graduate from New York University, she majored in International Politics, Human Rights and Development, and studied abroad in Paris for a full academic year. At NYU she wrote her senior thesis analyzing female labor migration from West Africa to Europe and its implications for socioeconomic development, which was published in NYU’s Journal of Politics and International Affairs. Anna has followed her passion for human rights and advocacy through internships at the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum and by mentoring immigrant women and teens in New York. For the past year, she has worked in Abomey-Calavi, Benin as a Princeton in Africa fellow at the African School of Economics. At ASE, she has mentored African pre-doctorate students and pursued research projects on girl’s education, school-related gender based violence, climate change, and seasonal migration.
Updated May 2018