As the daughter of an immigrant and the first family member to obtain a Master’s Degree (University of New Mexico), her family instilled the values of common sense, hard work and perseverance. She has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1973. From 1973 to 1991 she owned a clothing design business, and attended UNM. In 1992 Anna established her small business Dakini Design & Photography LLC. From 2004 to 2010, she worked as Director of Community Building and Development for Oshara Village, a sustainable village located within the Santa Fe Community College District of Santa Fe County. In 2009 she helped establish Green Fire Times, a monthly sustainable newspaper serving northern New Mexico.
Anna serves as a Commissioner on the Santa Fe River Commission. She also served as a Commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Commission,(2007-2015) for which she served as Chair in 2013–2014. From 2003 to 2009, Anna served as board member of the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Chair from 2003 to 2006). She also served as Chair of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS—a nonprofit organization) from 1999 to 2004. She was elected to the Democratic Party State Central Committee in 2006 and serves as Ward Chair. Anna is currently a member of the Council on International Relations, Conservation Voters of New Mexico, Sierra Club, CCNS, Santa Fe Watershed Association and Federation of Democratic Women of Santa Fe County.
Over the years Anna has organized art auctions and fundraising events for many humanitarian nonprofit organizations. In 1998 she was AIDS Walk Coordinator for Santa Fe Cares. In 1995 she was New Mexico State Coordinator of SOS! (Save Outdoor Sculpture!) for New Mexico Arts, a national program of the Smithsonian.
From December 1990 to April 1991 she was Director of Projects and Finance on the Steering Committee for Friends of Tibet; in this capacity she oversaw all details of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Santa Fe. She was co-chairperson for Celebration for World Peace at the Sweeney Convention Center in February 1991: she coordinated the activities of over 100 volunteers and organized 13 public and private events.
Anna is committed to getting things done for our county and state, protecting our environment, strengthening our infrastructure, protecting our water, increasing public health and safety and creating a place where education, entrepreneurial spirit and a sustainable economy can thrive.