Annalisa joined A Better Balance in April 2021. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied journalism and psychology. During her senior year, she enrolled in a journalism course that took place inside Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. This year-long partnership program was transformational for her and shaped the way she thinks about structural inequality and injustice. Her interest in development was piqued when she recognized that it would be a great marriage of her strengths: persuasive storytelling, writing, and understanding people. Annalisa is thrilled to be part of a larger group that is advocating for workers’ rights and safety. She was born and raised in New York City, which is also where she currently resides.