Anna was diagnosed with Stargardt disease the summer after her freshman year at Macalester College. After getting some strong reading glasses, she went on to graduate with departmental honors in English, and is currently an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. In her writing, Anna seeks to demonstrate the way her world has changed, and continues to transform, through a degenerated eye. With the help of her trusty pup Franklin, who is now a trained service animal, Anna is thriving in New York, and works as an SAT tutor. She tries to make the most of her diagnosis, always getting snazzy glasses and turning her trips to the Iowa City clinic into fun adventures with her mother Jean. Anna is looking forward to the day that her eyes can be healed, and when they are, she is taking her oldest niece Sadie Jean on a road trip!