Anna was born and raised in Poland. She studied pedagogy, journalism, and international relations at the University of Warsaw. In 1986, Anna received a scholarship to study in Cairo, Egypt. She obtained an M.A. in International Development. After finishing her university education, Anna became one of the youngest counselors at the Ministry of Higher Education in Poland. Anna was responsible for research and development at colleges of education. Anna’s attempts at advancing pedagogical research in Poland were difficult due to political circumstances. Struggling with professional and personal issues, Anna decided to go abroad.
She embarked on a long journey to see the world. She spent two years in McLean, Virginia, near Washington D.C. Thirsty for knowledge and adventure, Anna traveled throughout Africa, Central America, and Europe. In 2003, she finally settled in Bethesda, Maryland. With several advanced degrees, including Ph.D. in International Education from OISE/UT, Anna started her teaching assignments at the American University in Washington D.C. Her favorite class was sustainable international development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2005, Anna visited Florida and fell in love with the sunshine state. At UCF, she has been teaching multicultural education, teaching methods, legal issues for educators, educational psychology, and global issues. Anna’s professional interests range from international relations, global economics, and tropical agriculture to sociology, pedagogy, political science, and interdisciplinary studies. She published several books devoted to globalization, education systems in Europe, multicultural education, educational psychology, and global education.
As a happy globetrotter, Anna believes in ongoing traveling and learning. She speaks several languages. Nowadays, she spends her summers in the European Union and Central America. In the United States, she divides her time between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Daytona Beach, Florida. In Anna’s view, education starts at home. Anna raised and educated two children who became acclaimed professionals. Veronica is a marine biologist at Stanford University and Matthew is a chief computer analyst for global banks.