As a professional historian, Anat transformed disparate research sources into narratives about the past. Now, she’s using those skills to derive insights about the future.
Anat earned her PhD in the History of Global Health from UCLA — and her bachelor’s degree in History and Literary Arts from Brown University. She enjoys analyzing a large mass of complex information and distilling it into key patterns and possibilities. This often requires understanding trends in their broader social, cultural, and political contexts.
It can be difficult to see the world from another point of view, but the work is well worth it. She finds the opportunity to do so invigorating and humbling. Empathy fuels her curiosity and engagement in the world.
As a design strategist at Bresslergroup, Anat pairs trend analysis with consumer, user, and market research to create visions of the future. She helps clients decide what, why, and how to innovate. Her experience includes stints as an educator, researcher, and strategist in the non-profit, higher ed, and consulting sectors. She has developed thought leadership platforms, white papers, and policy proposals in the healthcare space. Not to mention teaching nine different history courses to 350 undergrads, which refined the facilitation skills she now uses to run co-creation workshops.
When she’s not at work, Anat can be found hiking. Her favorite spots are in California and Washington state. She also loves shopping for seasonal produce at weekend farmers’ markets, visiting botanical gardens, and discovering new podcasts.