Ann is a New Orleans Native and Culture Bearer whose volunteer work began at age14 with the American Red Cross, which led to her becoming a Candy Striper at the New Orleans V. A. Hospital.
Previously, Ann worked as Program Manager at No Dream Deferred NOLA’s Equity and Justice for Institutional Change (E.J.I.C), providing tools, resources, and training to support organizations and institutions cultivate meaningful shifts within their organizational culture as well as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion analysis.
Ann earned her B.A in Communications and minor in Theatre from The University of New Orleans and has since worked in and around the city as a Playwright, Filmmaker and Sensitivity Editor. Her work can be found in live performances at Le Musée de f.p.c. Free People of Color Museum and Cicada Radio.
Since graduating Ann has worked passionately as a Mental Health advocate, partnering with The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in 2013 and 2023 on both a play and short film on daughters examining the toll of mentally ill parents by using her personal experience as a daughter raised by a parent diagnosed with mental illness. Her goal is to help survivors take control of their mental health as they navigate our complex social climate.