Anna Darian

Incubator Services Coordinator

Anna comes to Forge with 10+ years of global project management experience in community and economic development. Most recently, Anna founded a story coaching business specializing in teaching entrepreneurs the art of storytelling. Clients included the Nordic Innovation House, Female Founder School, and Runway Innovation Hub in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to this, she served with the City of Phoenix’s economic development team, leading strategic revitalization and transit-oriented development projects.

Anna is a third generation University of Arizona alum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the American University of Beirut, with a research focus in informal housing and economies.