Ann grew up on the U.S. Mexico border and spent twenty-five years in the field of adult education and literacy as an educational media specialist and freelance field producer. She’s worked as the technical coordinator for a team of content developers for a 300-hour video-based curriculum for manufacturing as part of the National Workplace Literacy Initiative at El Paso Community College and as a segment producer for TV411, a location manager, scout and still photographer along the way.
She wrote and developed grants to serve low skilled students with integrated education and training programs prior to WIOA and directed a Workplace Literacy Training and Technical Assistance project that provided professional development to stakeholders across Texas (workforce boards, adult educators, and grantees) as a cross-training initiative. Prior to working at TWC, Ann worked on numerous short narrative film projects and independent features in New Mexico and west Texas and was part of a team of artists and writers that designed job training opportunities through a unique partnership with Univision that taught chess, film, music, and writing to out of school youth. She continues to shoot landscapes and environmental portraits and still wanders the backroads of the southwest with a camera as often as possible.
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