Annie was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She holds a BA in History and International Studies from Macalester College, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Blume Public Interest Law Scholar. Before law school, she worked for over three years in the Capital Division of the Orleans Public Defenders. As the Division’s first Capital Coordinator, she conducted mitigation investigation and managed care of OPD clients and their families. Annie brought experience with establishing organizational structures from her time as founding board member and President of New Incentives, an organization that works on poverty alleviation and maternal health in Nigeria. In her position with LCCR’s Campaign to End Extreme Sentencing for Youth, Annie provides legal support toward achieving the goal of eliminating juvenile life without parole in Louisiana and promoting effective defense advocacy for youth facing and serving extreme sentences.