Ann holds a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester and studied Play Therapy at the University of Leeds. She’s been active with NGOs since her teens starting with Third World Group in Malta and going on to volunteer with WWOOF (France and Spain), Amnesty International (Belfast), solidarity work with women’s co-ops and community radio stations (Mexico and Guatemala), Compa Trono community theatre (Bolivia), Red Cross (working with refugees and asylum seekers (Manchester) and others. After university Ann helped set up Migrants Solidarity Movement (Malta) – an NGO which used the arts to address the issue of racism and integration in Malta.
Having spent two and a half years in Bolivia and Argentina Ann is very much inspired by social movements there and how the use of the arts is used as a tool for resistance and social dialogue and change.
Ann’s work experience lies mainly in the primary education sector where she always tried to implement outdoor teaching methods, where kids can experience and connect with nature which she believes is the first step in saving it.