Anna F

Integrity + Meaning

Anna is excited about helping people move forward on projects that matter to them. She loves collaborating with people to help them get their work done, while also taking care of themselves.

Previous to working at focused space, Anna spent a decade as a data scientist and evaluator for nonprofits. Anna has a Masters in Organizational Psychology and has completed a comprehensive program in Hakomi, a mindfulness, body-based therapy approach. Anna also brings experience as a crisis hotline counselor, mediator, and mentor.

Anna is passionate about ensuring everyone has the support they need to get where they want to go.

What’s your favorite part of being a focused space host?

I love helping people get work that is deeply meaningful, or what can feel like the opposite—stuff they can barely stand, but need to do—done. Creating a space where people feel in integrity with themselves and their work, and feel supported, is my favorite thing.

What motivates you?

Helping create a a community of supportive, courageous folks who are working on different, but often amazingly aligned projects, from all over the country, live the truth that no one can do it for us, but we don't have to do it alone.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Olives and italian sausage. :) I cannot choose one, it took me a long time to winnow down to two!

What is your favorite book or podcast?

So many things! I am loving podcasts like Pulling the Thread, We Can Do Hard Things, Being Well, and the I I love Reggie Ray's somatic meditation book, The Awakening Body.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to hike, dance contact improv, pickle veggies, and trail run when I'm injury-free! :)

If you were a wildlife photographer, what creature would you focus on and why?

I'd love to photograph the coral reefs — it feels important to capture in these times, and they're so rich in life. I also LOVE kelp, and how it moves in water, so that'd be a bonus. :)