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Anna Waring

Anna Waring

Senior Program Director
Room 302

Anna oversees the Haas Center’s newly constituted public service leadership team, which includes the Public Service Leadership Program and Education Partnerships programs.  These programs work with Stanford students to help them become effective mentors, tutors, and public service role models. She also works to strengthen partnerships with local community organizations.

Anna has long been a member of the Stanford community, completing her PhD in the Graduate School of Education, serving on the Haas Center National Advisory Board, and teaching a course in the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Program.  Anna spent the 2018-2019 academic year as a Fellow in Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI). 

Prior to participating in DCI, Anna was the executive director of Foundation for a College Education, which supports students of color from East Palo Alto, CA and similar communities to enroll in and graduate from college. Anna has been teacher at all levels from middle school through college and an administrator in local and national educational nonprofit organizations.  She has a deep commitment to providing educational opportunities to underrepresented students and families. 

Anna was raised in Boston and has lived in Chicago as well as the Bay Area.  She currently serves on the board of Mid-Peninsula High School and the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits.  She is an avid reader, theater goer, and political junkie.