Anna received her Ph.D. in 2019 in Materials Science from Vanderbilt University. As an NSF Graduate Student Fellow, she primarily focused her studies on clean energy technologies and the growth of high quality carbon nanotubes from ambient carbon dioxide. Prior to Vanderbilt, Anna completed a B.S. in math and chemistry at Lee University. She interned as an undergraduate at NASA Glenn, where she discovered her passion for nanotechnology. Anna is a graduate of the first cohort of Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Lab, was named a 2019 Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30” disrupter in Energy, and received an R&D100 Award for SkyNano’s technology in 2020. Anna currently serves on the board of the American Museum of Science and Energy, a Smithsonian Affiliate.