Annie joined the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education as a fellow in the fall of 2013. She is a senior at Stanford University studying Psychology, with a concentrated interest in Positive Psychology. In her work with CCARE, Annie is dedicated to spreading compassion to her fellow students through means of education. With the help of Project Happiness, a non-profit based in Palo Alto, Annie has begun teaching a course at Stanford to help students cultivate true happiness and compassion in their lives. Annie feels inspired in sharing her story of overcoming suffering and teaching effective methods to promote resilience and increase gratitude in every day life. After graduation, she hopes to continue to promote wellness and health in the Bay Area and eventually completing her yoga certification with the goal of one day having her own integrative healing practice.