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Portrait of Anna Goren

Anna Goren

Associate Consultant, Communications

Anna helps team members and clients use words and language to their advantage. As a civic-minded writer who values collaboration, she works closely with team members to articulate a clear and compelling strategy for clients, and with our partners to develop messages that propel their missions.

Anna’s sharp analytic skills, love of words, and passion for social justice have supported her career at the intersection of social impact and writing. Prior to joining Collins, she worked as a freelance writer covering politics and culture in the Northwest. Her writing has appeared in local publications such as Crosscut, Edible Seattle, The Seattle Globalist, and others, in addition to national publications such as The Forward and The Atlantic. As a research assistant at the McGill School of Social Work, Anna contributed to a body of work that informed education policy in Inuit communities of Nunavik, Quebec, in addition to research on asset-holding among low-income American families. Her social research has been published by The Journal of Comparative Social Work and The New America Foundation.


McGill University, Bachelor of Arts in International Development, Cultural Studies

Community Work

Anna teaches a creative writing class for women in the King County Correctional Facility in downtown Seattle. She serves on the Board of The Seattle Globalist and is a contributing writer to other local publications.


When she’s not at work, Anna can be found reading and writing poems, riding around Seattle on her bicycle, and blogging about her leftovers.