Meet Umatilla's Coordinator, Anna Browne
Written by Hollie CongerMeet Anna Browne, Umatilla’s Open Campus Coordinator! As a classroom teacher for the past twelve years, Anna was attracted to Open Campus because of the opportunity to impact a broader group of the community. “The position appealed to me as an opportunity to work with families and students of all ages,” Anna said. Hard work, community service, and community development are all passions of Anna's. “I am excited to be a part of an organization that is working to create a movement statewide to educate families and remove barriers for educating underrepresented students,” she said. Anna’s region includes the Columbia Basin Region-Umatilla and Morrow Counties where she works specifically with Latino outreach for 4-H and Juntos.
Background and Family Life
Anna earned her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Western Oregon University and her Master of Teacher Education from Eastern Oregon University. She has a husband of twelve years and three kids – Colton, Savannah and Wyatt who are three, six, and ten. They also have a sweet golden retriever named Shasta and a variety of farm animals including pigs, cows, a horse and two mules.
Hobbies, Interests, and Goals
Anna considers herself a true country girl – she loves country music, swing dancing, and rodeos. Some of her hobbies and interests include coaching sports and watching her kids play sports, volunteering in her community, and planning parties and events. She is passionate about having her children grow up happy, healthy, and independent. As far as personal goals, she believes in blending work with everyday life. “A personal career goal of mine is to love my work in a way that it is who I am and not just what I do."
For more information about Open Campus programs in Umatilla County, contact Anna Browne at 541-567-8321 or Anna.Browne@oregonstate.edu.