Annie has enjoyed athletics since she started running the one mile pacer in elementary school and loves sharing this passion for fitness with some of our youngest members at Third Element Fitness. A self-identified and proud long-distance runner, Annie began CrossFit in 2013 and realized that getting strong was pretty fun, too. Since then, Annie has entered various CrossFit competitions and has continued to pursue long-distance running. For Annie, working out is lifelong labor of love that she loves sharing with children.
Outside of the gym, Annie is a current doctoral student in the school of education at the University of Texas at Austin. Annie taught elementary and middle school for seven years and now works with undergraduate students pursuing degrees in elementary education. Annie’s research interests focus on supporting new and current teachers to enact socially just literacy instruction.