Anna is the founder and project coordinator of the Canada-Russia Research Initiative (CRRI). Anna are up in Russia where she obtained all her degrees, including a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of the U.S.A. and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2013-2018, Anna worked for the above-mentioned think tank in a capacity of a research fellow. Her main areas of research include U.S.-Russia and Canada-Russia relations, Islamic radicalism and counterterrorism, disinformation and propaganda. Anna has written numerous papers and given many presentations on a broad range of security and political subjects linked to Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy.

In 2017, she joined the Canadian International Council. Since 2019. Anna has served as a CIC Executive Committee Member in Victoria. She is also affiliated with the Canadian Association of Slavists and the North American and Arctic Defense and Security Network.

Anna leads the development and organization of CIC YPN research endeavors, which can include conducting information gathering projects and analysis regarding international issues, activities, policies, legislation, etc. on behalf of the CIC YPN or as outlined in the annual work plan.