About the Author
Anna Carvlin was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently resides there, though she grew up mostly in the south suburbs of Chicago. She holds a degree in biology with a minor in gender studies from the University of Illinois, as well as a master's in international public health from Tulane. She completed training for a nonprofit management certificate from University of New Mexico. During a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps, she taught HIV/AIDS awareness in West Africa. She has worked and volunteered at homeless shelters in New York, Chicago and Santa Fe, including the original Catholic Worker, a transitional house for people with HIV, and a meals service and job training program for refugees and homeless people.