Anya was born and raised on the South side of Chicago and is committed to more equal distribution of access and resources to support cities that work for everyone. Anya earned Bachelor’s degrees in Urban Planning and Sociology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2017. Her past experience includes office operations management, project and proposal coordination, human resources support, social media management, community engagement, research, and field work. She has worked on projects related to transportation, neighborhood development, stormwater and water supply management, and various other urban planning and design initiatives.
Anya is an active volunteer with Chicago Scholars and is on the board of American Youth Soccer Organization Region 751. She is also a member of the American Planning Association, Environmental Chicago, and Environmentalists of Color.
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