Ann grew up on the U.S. Mexico border in El Paso, Texas and spent twenty-five years in the field of adult education and literacy as an educational media specialist and freelance field producer. She’s currently working in the division of Adult Education and Literacy at the Texas Workforce Commission as the lead program specialist for career pathways. Over the last year, Ann facilitated a state wide work group on services to skilled immigrants under the guidance of WES/Upwardly Global and works closely with local providers and the state’s professional development team to enhance the service models and pathways for international trained professionals.
Prior to working at TWC, Ann worked as the technical coordinator for a team of content developers for a video-based curriculum for manufacturing as part of the National Workplace Literacy Initiative and wrote and developed grants to serve priority populations and under-skilled students with integrated education and training programs. She led 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 and along the way, produced segments for the PBS program TV411 and was part of a team of writers, artists, and musicians in partnership with Univision Television that taught chess, film, music and poetry to out of school youth. In her spare time, she shoots landscapes and environmental portraits and wanders the backroads of Texas and the southwest with a camera in hand, as often as possible.
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