Anna V. Eskamani

District: 47 -- Democrat


Legislative Assistant:
Alex Weeden
District Secretary:
Lauren Cooper
Part of Orange

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Orlando
Occupation:  State Strategic Advisor
Education:  University High School, Theatre Troupe 4848, 2004-2008; University of Central Florida, BA, Political Science, International Studies, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Women's Studies, Certificate in Service Learning, 2008-2012; University of Central Florida, MA, Public Administration, MA, Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, Certified Nonprofit Professional, 2012-2015; University of Central Florida, PhD, Public Affairs, 2016-present
Born:  May 20, 1990, Orlando, FL
History:  First Iranian-American elected to any public office in Florida.
Recreational Interest:  feminist research, going to the beach, poetry, running

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018

Affiliations

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), Florida’s State Lead, 2020
UCF College of Arts & Humanities Dean’s Executive Council, Member, September 2019-Present
US Global Leader Coalition, Florida Advisory Committee Member, July 2019-present
Florida Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health, Board Member, 2017-Present
University of Central Florida Nonprofit Management Advisor Board, Board Member, 2017-Present
Valencia College Peace and Justice Initiative, Advisory Board Member, 2014-Present
University of Central Florida Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Council, Advisory Board Member, 2012-Present
WMFE 90.7FM, Youth Advisory Board Member, 2017-Present

Highlights

The LGBT+ Center Orlando, Champion of Equality Award, 2020
Run For Something, Virtual Vanguard Award, 2020
University of Central Florida, 2020 Distinguished Alumnus, 2020
Iranian American Bar Association Northern Californian Chapter, Distinguished Elected Official Award, 2019
Orlando magazine's "50 Most Powerful People," noted as one of the most power people in Central Florida, 2019
Orlando magazine's "50 Most Powerful People," noted as a "Powerful Force" in Central Florida and one of fifteen to watch, 2018
Watermark Magazine, Orlando’s Most Remarkable Person, December 2018
Orange County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), Cannon Porta Award, 2017
Orlando magazine's "50 Most Powerful People," noted as one of the most powerful Central Floridians who are shaping Orlando, 2017
Central Florida Women's Resource Center, Outstanding Women Award, 2016
Leadership Florida, Connect Florida Class VII Graduate, 2016
Leadership Orlando, Class 91 Leadership Orlando Graduate, 2016
University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, Alumni Achievement Award, 2016
University of Central Florida, 30 Under 30 Award, 2016
Women's Media Center, Progressive Women's Voices, 2016
Orlando Sentinel, "Central Florida 100," 2015
University of Central Florida, Women's and Gender Studies Program, proclamation May 20th "Anna V. Eskamani Service Learning Day," 2015
Emerge USA, Community Service Award, 2014
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, Women of Distinction nomination, 2014
SMART Research Grant Recipient, conducted research on student voter apathy, 2012
Society of Professional Journalists, Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award, 3rd place General Column Writing, 2012
University of Central Florida, Order of Pegasus, 2012
University of Central Florida, Top Honor Graduate, 2012
Academic Research:
Florida Political Science Association, presented Intimate Partner Violence Behind Closed Doors, The Connection Between Violence and Collective Efficacy, March 2017
Public Administration Research Conference, presented A Summer Storm, How Florida Planned Parenthood Navigated Crisis Communication with New Media, April 2016
International Women's Issues Conference, presented Global Conception Program & Their Potential Impact on US Teen Birth Rate, February 2014
Information & Policy Analysis Center Conference, presented Moving Women Forward: The Lack of Female Representation in US Politics, February 2013

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