Anay Pope was raised in Braddock, PA and is a former student of Woodland Hills HS. She graduated from Indiana University of PA with a Bs.Ed in Early Childhood Education and a Bs.Ed in Special Education with a concentration in Urban Education and a minor in Educational Psychology. She also earned a Ms.Ed in Higher Education with a Student Affairs emphasis from Penn State- University Park where she completed research on student engagement, experiential learning, and the ways in which prisons and universities handle socialization and transformation within their constituents. One of her biggest accomplishments includes helping to co-create a program that focuses on social justice, education, empowerment, community action, and networking. She was able to see 2 cohorts through the process and watch them grow into budding professionals. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity where she learned the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service and strives to embed those principles in everything she does.