Anne has a degree in English Writing from Gallaudet University and a certificate in Graphic Design from Normandale Community College. Her past work experience includes indexing and abstracting e-learning databases; interpreter referral and quality assurance; coordinating training workshops; website content development and editing; newsletter releases, and professional writing and transcription services. Anne has volunteered for Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf Region III, and the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) in the past, which helped her get to know Minnesota's signing community very well.
Anne is a member of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC) and the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC). She regularly attends the MN.IT Accessibility Coordinators meetings and the State Design Leadership meetings.