Annie O’Connell joined MassEcon in June 2014 and she is responsible for producing publications, leading logistical planning, executing events, chairing the NextGen committee, managing MassEcon’s internship program, and generating content for social media platforms. Her background includes work in communications, entrepreneurship, advocacy and philanthropy in the Washington, D.C. area and New York City, and she is passionate about contributing to community development in her home state of Massachusetts. Through her leadership efforts outside of MassEcon, with the Boston Chapter of the Acumen Fund, the Borgen Project, the Cambridge Public Library Literacy Project, and Tenacity, Annie works to make connections between local and international communities. She is currently on the planning council for the American Cancer Society and Emerging Leaders Board for Raising a Reader. In her free time, you can likely find her playing tennis, soccer, or volleyball, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to podcasts. Annie holds an honors degree in print journalism and international relations from American University and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law.