Anna is a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for International Economic Studies and an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Stockholm University. She is also a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University, New York. She received her Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

She also obtained a first class M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and completed an M.Phil. in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge.

She has worked or studied in the UK, the US, France, Spain, Sweden, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, and Bangladesh.