Annie grew up in a small town in western New York and earned a B.A. in Anthropology, a M.P.A. in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration and Policy Studies, from the University at Albany. Before joining the Student Engagement team, Annie worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute teaching courses in leadership and professional development, as well as working in the office of First-Year Experience. Her academic interest areas include organizational culture, structure and policy enactment in higher education. Annie loves to read (especially science fiction/fantasy, graphic novels, and biographies), hike the Adirondacks, and walk her dog in the park.