Annie Osborne

Senior Coordinator, Political and Civic Engagement

Annie is the Senior Program Coordinator of the Political & Civic Engagement team at Vital Voices. In this role, she coordinates the design, implementation, and management of the VVEngage Fellowship, a one-year fellowship that provides technical skills and leadership development to the most outstanding women leaders who are policy makers and policy influencers across the globe.

Annie joined Vital Voices after completing a Master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on gender in the Middle East at the London School of Economics. Before that, she worked in Democratic political fundraising for several years as the Deputy Finance Director for Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign and political action committee. Annie holds a B.A. from Duke University in Public Policy with minors in Political Science and Spanish. She currently volunteers for Sofar Sounds, an organization that curates intimate pop-up concerts in DC and around the world, as well as Lensational, a social enterprise that works to economically and emotionally empower marginalized women and girls through photography training. Annie speaks Spanish and basic Arabic.

 

What was the last great book you read?

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. This book is an epic story of four friends throughout their lives and touches on many different aspects of the human experience. It is beautiful, sweet, relatable, dark, and haunting. The depth of the love that Yanagihara is able to pull through the story is really moving.