Anna, LMSW, is a senior research coordinator with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing. Her scholarship focuses on emerging practice models that enhance the safety and wellbeing of families. She is the evaluation coordinator for the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project which examines a new practice model for child welfare workers to engage birth and foster families in building networks of support for foster children.
Prior to joining the institute, Anna supported several research projects focused on family violence and sexual assault. She also has extensive experience working with individuals and families in legal and community settings. Anna received her MSSW from UT-Austin and sits on the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) board.