Anna has over 20 years of experience in the field of immigration law and is a member of LAC’s Labor Certification Team. Prior to joining LAC in 1996, she worked for various law firms in Los Angeles. Anna was born in Moscow, Russia and graduated from the State University in Moscow with an honors Master’s degree in Linguistics. She also completed a year of study on the Urdu language and literature at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. After graduation, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Asia and Africa in Moscow and was an editor of an Urdu-language magazine. She earned her Paralegal Certificate from the West Los Angeles School of Law in California, graduating magna cum laude. She has personal experience with the immigration process, having immigrated to the U.S. as a winner of the Diversity Visa Lottery. Anna loves working in the challenging and rewarding area of immigration because it gives her an opportunity to help people achieve their dreams.