Anna Powell

Senior Research and Policy Associate

As a Senior Research and Policy Associate, Anna’s research focuses on early care and education systems in California, including the California Early Care and Education Workforce Study and the California Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Study. Anna began her career as an early childhood teacher and nonprofit program manager in Washington, DC. To better support students, parents, and fellow educators, she returned home to the Bay Area to study public policy, eventually coming to CSCCE after working in county offices of education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. Anna is also a classically trained soprano and rock band vocalist.