Anna is currently an Associate at the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center. Before joining the Brazil Institute, Anna was at the Albright Stonebridge Group and U.S. Department of State’s Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs. While at the State Department, among other roles, she assisted in preparations for President Obama's 2011 trip to Brazil and Chile and covered regional security issues, including coordinating State's participation in the 2011 Latin American follow-up to the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, held in Santiago, Chile. She lived in São Paulo, Brazil for several years, and is a specialist in Brazilian public policy and U.S.-Brazil relations.

Anna holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from the George Washington University, and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Florida. She has been interviewed and quoted by the BBC, ABC News, Newsweek, CBC, CGNT, Think Progress, and other media.