Anna received her B.A. (2013) in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Penn State, and her M.A. (2016) in Spanish literature in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at Penn State. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate whose primary research interests include: 20th century Peninsular literature, Spanish modernismo, transatlantic modernist studies, avant-garde movements, film studies, and philosophy.
A recent recipient of the Superior Teaching and Research Award in the College of Liberal Arts, Anna conduced archival research in the summer of 2016 at the University of Santiago de Compostela. This research was in support of her ongoing project on Hegelian historical consciousness in the work of Spanish modernist Ramón del Valle-Inclán; part of her project was presented at the 2016 University of Kentucky’s Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference. She has also presented her work at the 2016 Carolina Conference for Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill.
Anna is an active member of the E-Board for the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization (the SIPGSO) and has taught intermediate and advanced Spanish language courses in the Spanish Basic Language Program (SBLP) at Penn State. She is currently the SBLP Content Supervisor of Spanish 3.