Anja graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology in 2012. Upon graduation, she focused her energy on storytelling‚ÄĒspoken word poetry performance and personal story collection as an affiliate researcher of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. She began her Master of Science in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies in 2016, with a desire to uncover the intimate construction of public spaces. Her thesis work centres on the collection and exposure of personal stories from three downtown Montreal alleyways through mapping and installation art.