Originally a native of Maine, Anya attended Bates College, where she was a Division III track and field athlete and high jump record holder up until 2012. After graduating from Bates, she lived in New York City, where she worked in children’s book publishing before moving back to Mass. for graduate school. After receiving her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, she worked in college admissions at Bentley University and Emmanuel College before moving to the other side of the desk—college counseling.
As the Associate Director of College Counseling/Director of Career Readiness since 2017, Anya guides juniors and seniors through their individual college and career discovery processes in a motivating and low stress environment. One of her favorite parts of the college process is helping students brainstorm and develop their college essays. She also enjoys being a resource for students who are hoping to play a sport in college. Anya enjoys Brimmer’s welcoming sense of community among faculty, staff, and students.
Anya serves on the Advisory Committee for the Early Education Department at Newton North High School. She is also a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the College Board, and the Boston Independent School College Counseling Association (BISCCA).
Outside of work, Anya enjoys writing children's stories, yoga, running, hiking, reading, watching a good TV series, baking, going on adventures with her family, and trying new restaurants.