Life Science Cares Boston is thrilled to welcome back Anna Dao, who previously spent time as a Project Onramp intern in our office. Anna has rejoined us in a new role, Workforce & Career Pathways Manager, in which she will champion, promote and drive LSC workforce initiatives to reduce education and career barriers facing students.

Originally from Boston, MA, Anna attributes her achievements so far to Boston’s efforts in creating and maintaining public programs available for low-income, marginalized students. In fact, one of her first paid jobs was at 15 years old, working for the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, which she was able to find through Boston’s youth employment programs. 

Over the next five years, Anna would continue to take advantage of her resources and took on a number of jobs to figure out exactly what direction she wanted to pursue. After some time in political campaigns, a coffee shop, and various law and finance firms, she landed at Life Science Cares in 2021. That summer, Anna worked as a Volunteer Coordination intern where she was inspired by the quantifiable results that come when you support and give resources to those that need it most.

Since her time at LSC, Anna has continued to experiment with other fields of work, including writing for her University’s College of Computer Science Office of Diversity newsletter and working in political and non-profit strategy in DC. Ultimately these experiences solidified her belief in the strength of empowering others.

Anna fell in love with the mission-driven work that fuels the nonprofit sector and is thrilled to return to her roots in Boston, serving the community that once served her.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, crocheting, and journaling.