Anna’s dissertation focuses on how the biological context, for example stress or fasting, influences the regulation of gene expression and activity. Anna enjoys sharing her passion for science with undergraduates through mentoring students in the lab. She received the Double Hoo award in collaboration with an undergraduate student, and she has been awarded Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award by the Biology Department. Anna also enjoys sharing her passion for science with non-scientists. She writes articles directed to broad audience, where she explains complex scientific discoveries in a simple way. She is a Founder and Chair of the first Communicating Science Conference at U.Va. She is also a member of Genetics Society of America Early Career Scientist Leadership Program, where she works in Communication and Outreach sub-committee.