Before going to China, Ann earned a Masters in Social Work from University of California, Berkeley.
Between 1957 and 1965 (when she left for China), Ann worked at several organizations which helped disadvantaged young people, primarily in New York. If you were alive then, you’ll remember that they were called “delinquents.” Here she is with some of the girls she worked with at Hudson Guild Neighborhood House. They are going shopping together. That’s Ann on the right.