Anna V. Eskamani is an Orlando native and daughter of immigrants who has worked relentlessly her entire life to protect all members of our community through effective advocacy, bold leadership, and strategic management. A community organizer and nonprofit professional, Anna has a proven track record in building consensus while fighting unapologetically for progressive values. She attended Orange County Public Schools, K-12 and went to the University of Central Florida. Here she earned two Bachelor Degrees, and two Masters Degrees.
When Anna was thirteen years old, she lost her Mom to cancer. This loss -- coupled with her Mom’s courage -- is what inspires Anna each day to fight for Florida’s families.
For the last six years, she served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Here she managed a team of six across 22 counties and 11 health centers. She is known in the legislature and across the nation as an advocate for women’s health and equality. Today she works at NEO Philanthropy, as their State Strategic Advisor. Anna is also a PhD student in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida and when she has time, serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Intro to Women’s Studies. She is currently developing a new course for UCF on community organizing for nonprofit professionals and also serves on numerous community boards. Tough, authentic and unafraid, Anna is a progressive who has proven herself as a leader who works hard, delivers results, and gets things done. Through her campaign, she has raised nearly $500,000 from more than 3,000 individual donations. Her team has also knocked on more than 27,000 doors with the help of more than 400 volunteers. This is a grassroots campaign, that is people focused and fueled by you.