Anna Pickett currently serves as the Seattle International Foundation (SIF) Fellow. Prior to taking this role with SIF, Anna was a Fulbright Research Fellow to Nicaragua where she analyzed national disability law and policy in relation to disability perception and stigma. As a Fulbright Fellow, Anna worked with various national and international institutions in Nicaragua, such as the University of Central America, Humanity and Inclusion, Futuro de Nicaragua, Corazon Contento, and Pajarito Azul, as she pursued the question of equality and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Unfortunately, Anna’s Fulbright grant period was cut short due to rising government repression and violence against peaceful protestors in mid-April. Since being evacuated from the country, Anna has focused much of her efforts on staying in solidarity with her friends and colleagues in Nicaragua as they face the current crisis and strive for justice and restored peace.
Anna is originally from Los Gatos, California and moved to the Seattle area 5 years ago for school. Over the years, Anna has shown a strong commitment to Central America and to equality and inclusion for all, especially people with disabilities. She graduated from Seattle University in spring of 2017 with a double major in Spanish and Humanities for Leadership with a specialization in Equality Rights and Advocacy.