Ana was born in West Africa to Portuguese parents and grew up in Lisbon, Portugal. She has lived in the US since 1983 and the San Mateo Coast since 1991. Ana has been an educator for more than 20 years, teaching art classes and working in Special Education. Holding degrees, and training in Design and Illustration, Fine Arts, Art Education, and Early Childhood Education. Ana teaches workshops to adults and young adults to unlock their creative purpose. Ana believes creativity is essential to a life well lived. It’s a way of being. A way of seeing. A way to relate to ourselves and the world.