Hey! I'm Anna.

High School Student. Creative Writer + Speaker. Paper Mate Pen Enthusiast.

I believe everyone has an incredibly important story to share, and creative writing is the tool to find your voice and stand out in a sea of information. I was disappointed in the way English was taught in schools, so I gave a TED talk about how to improve it.

Before that, I launched a blog, started a handmade greeting card shop, and organized a 4-day online event for teen business owners with 16 speakers and 200+ attendees, 2 years in a row.

If I'm not writing aggressively long sentences or connecting with other teen business owners, you might find me playing with Pickles (see below) or finding new ways to make greeting cards (recently: handmade paper).

And this is my cat:

Her name is Pickles... don't ask why.

Sometimes we design greeting cards together. Most of the time she scampers away from me and toward a vitamin capsule (it's the champion toy for active rodent-killers).

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What they're saying

"It was fabulous to have Anna speak with our middle school students in the Girls CAN summer camp program. Hearing about her business and how she got started plus all the tips and lessons learned was really valuable to the campers, especially coming from someone who is close in age to them. Letting them know that it CAN be done and how you manage your time with school and extracurricular interests as well was encouraging. They were very engaged as shown by their tons of questions for you!"

Carolyn Stevens-Wood, Director of Development at Young Americans Center for Financial Education

"This was our first Club Être event and the biggest takeaway from the Q&A with Anna is that your age shouldn’t stop you from starting a business. A very small and random idea in the back of your head can turn into an unexpected yet amazing business plan – all you need to do is execute on it. One of the transformations I personally loved is that the club members are more active in looking for opportunities – they’re applying to internships and looking to start their own small biz or nonprofit organizations!"

– Khushi Gupta, founder of Club Être India