Anna Knierim was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in the Portland Metro area. After studying social work in college, Anna worked as an instructional assistant in Oregon City and Forest Grove school districts. In 2015, Anna began working as a residential advocate at shelters for people experiencing houselessness. Anna has been a political and social justice organizer since 2016, volunteering and working on local, state and national campaigns. Anna is a passionate networker who strives to connect people so they can advocate together for justice in their community. Anna lives in Portland with her partner and their puppy.