Anna was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She grew up on the North Valley went to Valley High School. She saw her first baby being born while volunteering in a rural hospital in Paraguay during the summer between high school and college. She attended St John‘s College for a classical education studying the Great Books. This unique education that focused on dialogue to convey understanding and ideas is foundational to her practice as a midwife and in life. She firmly believes that healthy communities start with empowering women and families through open communication, education, and respect for individual needs and desires. She took a year off in the middle of college to travel around southeast Asia and spent many months in India working for a Sister’s of Charity home for abused, abandoned and refugee women. She eventually returned to NM, moving to Dixon and attended nursing school at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola. She graduated with the Academic Achievement award from the UNM College of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program in 2010. She spent her first year as a midwife volunteering and living at Holy Family Birth Center that served undocumented women and families on the Lower Rio Grande-Texas- Mexican border. She and her husband then spent a year in South Bend, IN where Anna worked as a birth assistant in a birth center with a large Mennonite population. They both then returned to New Mexico and Anna joined the UNM Nurse-Midwifery Division in 2012 to provide full scope midwifery care. In 2014, she and her husband welcomed triplets, Joseph, Penelope and Sebastian, to the world and with the help of a wonderful team at UNMH. A firm believer in the awesomeness of breastfeeding, she is proud to have breastfed all three through age 3! In her time off, she loves hiking, camping, dance, music, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.