Anna Warner is a storyteller and visual artist with a passion for social impact design. Her background includes disaster relief communications in the Philippines, authoring articles and shooting photos for numerous publications, and freelance design work. She coauthored of Beyond the Wall: Migrants, Migration and the Border, a long-form investigative journalism book on the impact of Mexican migration to Southern California. She presented research on visual representation, cultural connotations, and implicit bias against refugees in the European media at the AEJMC national conference in 2018. As part of an award-winning start-up pitch, she designed targeted intervention communication strategies for specific anti-vaxx audiences averse to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
She has also participated in volunteer urban relief efforts, from teaching English to Middle Eastern refugees in Greece, volunteering with DACA students in Southern California migrant communities, to mentoring highschoolers in her hometown of Charleston, SC. In her spare time, she loves mystery novels, dreaming about her next big travel plans, and eating good food with great friends. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Integrated Media from the Torrey Honors College at Biola University and a professional certification in Social Impact Storytelling from Georgetown University. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Innovation from the University of Cambridge.
What’s one thing people might not know about you? I’m a PADI certified scuba-diver!