Anna Hughes 

Anna is a second-year MPA student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance where she is studying program evaluation focusing on issues surrounding equity, social welfare, and anti-poverty policy. While at Evans, Anna has worked on affordable housing policy as an intern with the Housing Development Consortium of King County, as well as interning with Social Venture Partners International on data projects.

A native Californian, she began her career at a San Francisco nonprofit, Upwardly Global, an organization that helps immigrants and refugees land their first job in the U.S. In five years at Upwardly Global, her roles ranged from intern to job coach to grant manager, and she developed an interest in program evaluation and policy analysis, as well as economic and workforce development on a broader scale. As Special Projects Manager for the East Bay College Fund, Anna supported scaling its college scholarship and mentor program as part of the implementation of the Oakland Promise—a cross-sector kindergarten-through-college education initiative in partnership the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Mayor's Office.

Anna holds a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz, and has taken coursework at the Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. When not nerding out over data, Anna can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest by bike or by foot. 

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