Ana was seven years old the first time she really considered her words.
That was the year she and her family moved out of South America to South Florida, where Ana realized she needed to learn an entire language to express her newfound admiration for Garfield and apple pie.
Over the years, this proclivity towards words – and food – has resulted in a varied professional resume. Ana spent nearly ten years working in daily newspapers and national magazines, writing about topics that ranged from zoning regulations to Michael Jackson. Her bylines have appeared in The Palm Beach Post, the Miami Herald, and Saveur magazine, among others.
Ana’s passion for cooking eventually led her to New York City, where she worked as a pastry chef in several professional kitchens. She learned to love fire, really sharp knives, and teaching the ropes to newly hired cooks.
In 2017, it was time for another new start. Ana decided to combine her penchant for words and focus on technique into a new career as a technical writer. It has been the best of both worlds.
Ana now lives in Pittsburgh. She has a master’s degree in professional writing. When she’s not reading or writing, Ana spends her time practicing photography and pedaling her 24-gear bike.
Ana still really likes cats and dessert.