Anna is passionate about providing workplaces with tools for building a healthy culture. This passion fuels her work as a trainer.
Anna is a California based attorney who conducts trainings in English and Spanish, including implicit bias as well as anti-harassment trainings (compliant with AB1825, SB1343, Cal. Gov. Code §12950.1). These customizable trainings can be conducted remotely or in-person.
Anna has also conducted workplace investigations, ranging from assessing misconduct among Spanish-speaking workers to investigating sexual harassment accusations against high-level executives. Anna is a graduate of the AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators.
Before joining the firm, Anna guided employers, in-house counsel, and single plaintiffs in all phases of state and federal litigation. She also handled claims before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, successfully briefed appeals, handled mediations (in English and Spanish) and advised clients about preventative measures with multicultural competence.
Anna is an avid dancer, having studied and performed Mexican folkloric dance, Brazilian samba and currently Hawaiian hula dance and chanting. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her family, and is available to travel to conduct on-site trainings.
University of California at Davis School of Law, J.D.
Georgetown University; B.A., Sociology, cum laude
Climate Surveys and Assessments
State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts
Certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Administrator
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