Anna Wong is the Policy and Research Associate for the BI.
She provides technical assistance to BI sites, assists in developing local
strategies to reduce disparities, and performs research for special
projects. For instance, Anna
researches federal and state legislation that have ramifications for DMC work,
including reauthorization of JJDPA. She is also working on improvements to the state data map and other
resources available on the BI website. Anna serves as a trainer for presentations such as DMC 101 and how the
BI uses data in its strategies to reduce DMC.
Prior to joining the BI in 2010, Anna was the Program and Policy Director at Community Works, where she managed Project WHAT!, a program that raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children. In 2008-09, Anna completed a fellowship with the Women's Policy Institute, a training program in California’s legislative process sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of California. Previously, she was the Knowledge Sharing Coordinator at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the nation's largest community development intermediary. Anna earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2005. She was born and raised in Washington D.C.
Phone: 415-321-4100 x112