Anna received her Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University and has been a leader at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) since she was a Capital City Fellow in 2007 and wrote the inaugural Complete Streets policy and installed the first electric vehicle charging stations in District government buildings and in the public space. She managed the Long Bridge EIS, one the largest DDOT environmental planning projects that will bring two new river crossings across the Potomac River to support the doubling of commuter trains and a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Under her leadership, DDOT created and adopted an ITE award-winning Comprehensive Transportation Review (CTR) Guidelines for the review of private development projects that emphasizes transit-oriented developments and the reduction of off-street parking. She has been at the helm of many meaningful projects and has helped lead some of DDOT’s most celebrated programs in the past year including Open Streets and their Streatery program. In addition, she has created the new Arts in the Right-of-Way (AROW) program aimed to increase the use of ground murals and tactical urbanisms approaches that bring joy and vibrancy to streets. Anna grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has called the District of Columbia her home for the past 20 years.