Chief Operating Officer
Hometown: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Grew up in Pittsburgh.
Education: BA Washington University in St Louis
MS Northwestern University
MBA Columbia University
Anne is an avowed nerd and teacher at heart. She began her career in education overseeing a math tutoring program that partnered with Washington DC elementary and middle schools. Anne loved working with students, tutors and schools and witnessed the power of individualized instruction on young people early in her career. Later, as successor to the founder, she led the program through unprecedented growth by revising the strategy for recruiting external partners. Subsequent to her work in DC, Anne taught high school math and chemistry in Miami. After working with students and teachers for eight years, Anne was compelled by the systemic challenges facing public education and focused her work on effecting change on a larger scale. In 2010, Anne received her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and awarded the faculty-bestowed Nathan Gantcher Prize for Social Enterprise. Before joining Blue Engine in February 2015, Anne spent almost five years at Uncommon Schools. There, Anne led the Finance and Human Resources teams, which supported 1,400 employees at 42 schools with cumulative budgets of over $200 million. While at Uncommon, she built out scalable systems and structures that ensured schools achieved and maintained financial sustainability on the public dollar and staff received best-in-class development, benefits and support. As Blue Engine’s first Chief Operating Officer, Anne is thrilled to work with dedicated and talented staff, develop our organizational capacity for sustained growth and, ultimately, ensure dramatically greater numbers of students are college ready. Earlier in her career, Anne studied chemistry as a National Science Foundation Fellow at Northwestern University where she earned her MS and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.