Ana grew up in Portland’s Irvington neighborhood and was drawn to art early, influenced by her father’s work as an architect and his interest in design. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design as a furniture designer and she feels a responsibility to the functionality of the piece she is designing to ensure that it serves the users as intended. Well-designed buildings share those same ergonomic principles and that is what attracts Ana to architecture. Ana has an eye for graphically representing the way space is managed and shares her artistic talent with Waterleaf.
In her free time she helps in her sister’s small batch bread bakery in Oregon City, plays the piano and continues to make furniture. She has no pets, but her heart is made entirely of cats.