Anya is a Communications Lead at Purple Strategies, where she uses her experience as a commercial litigation attorney to develop highly persuasive communications strategies for clients on a range of issues. Before her career as a lawyer, Anya served as the Deputy Director of Scheduling for Ambassador Susan Rice at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, where she worked on economic development projects. A native of Montclair, N.J., Anya graduated from Duke University School of Law with a dual J.D. and LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law and from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Political Science. In her free time, Anya loves to travel, bake and play tennis.
“Collaboration is an integral part of life at Purple. No matter what your role is, your ideas aren’t just welcome, they’re expected! That culture means we’re always bringing the best ideas forward to our clients. It also makes Purple a great place to work.”
“My favorite thing about being a litigator was using language strategically to change minds – in a legal brief, every word and punctuation mark should be persuasive. At Purple, I still get to do that. As a communications lead, I help develop messaging strategies tailor-made to achieve our clients’ goals down to the last period.”
“Every job leads to the next job, and a great career path isn’t necessarily a linear one. Don’t be afraid to do something unexpected, because you’ll learn a lot and you might end up somewhere better than you imagined.”