Ana Rossetti serves as the Deputy Director of the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship at The Aspen Institute. AYLF accelerates values-based leadership skills among 18-22 year old youth in order to cultivate future leaders with the capacity to address the most compelling social, political, and scientific issues in their communities.
Prior to joining Aspen, Ana spent 18 years in higher education, primarily serving non-traditional and underrepresented students with a focus on co-curricular experiences that build capacity, efficacy, and hone students’ skills and knowledge for academic and career success.
Ana earned her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University with a double major in international affairs and anthropology and holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Loyola University Chicago. Ana has co-authored publications on cross-cultural leadership development, authentic leadership, and student success, and has presented extensively at regional and national conferences. She has also taught undergraduate courses on leadership theory through a critical social theory lens.
As a multiethnic and multiracial immigrant to the United States, Ana’s point of view is drawn from her diverse cultural and ethnic background and experiences living in five different countries, where she learned to speak five languages, and from the diverse communities where she was raised in the U.S. Ana, her husband, and their children live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. In her leisure time Ana enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, art, theater, and adventurous dining.