Raised by two mothers on a ranch in rural Oklahoma, Anna was one of the last American recruits to join Psion Beta before the Schism in 2063. Her older brother, Adam, joined Psion Beta three years before her. Anna was known throughout Beta as “the crazy b****” because she didn’t want friends, didn’t want help, and refused to lose at anything. Fueled by a fiery competitive spirit, she aspired to be top in all rankings, and nearly achieved her goal. (In Anna’s time at Beta, Byron ranked students in twelve categories. Anna was #1 in ten of them, and in the top 3 in the other two.) More than once, she made teammates (males and females) cry if she lost as honcho.
By the time she graduated to Psion Alpha, Anna’s fierce reputation had spread among the squadron honchos. No one wanted her on their team. Fortunately, Commanders Byron and Havelbert spoke with Nikita Gonzales, honcho of Oscar Squadron. Nikita took Anna under her wing and taught her what it meant to be an effective leader. Under Nikita’s guidance, Anna blossomed into a capable soldier and lieutenant. This led to her appointment as one of the youngest squadron leaders in Alpha. At age thirty-two, she was given the helm of Charlie Squadron.
Prior to his joining Charlie Squadron, Anna was romantically involved with Justice Juraschek, a member of Tensai Alpha. On her request, they kept the relationship discreet. When Justice was assigned to her team, Anna immediately ended the relationship. Justice, however, has relentlessly pursued her despite her rebuffs. Despite knowing that a disclosure of their relationship would result in his removal from her team, Anna has refused to do so because she values Justice’s contributions to Charlie Squadron.