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Anna Cross

University Adviser, Director of Communication and Student Outreach

Areas of Interest:

  • Student retention
  • Students "at risk", crisis-management
  • First-year students
  • Student Success Workshop Committee
  • School of Management advising
  • Marketing and Communication
Year Started at USF: 2009
Hometown:Fairfax, CA (just north of San Francisco)


  • M.P.H., University of San Francisco (in progress)
  • BA, Psychology; Minor, Neuroscience, University of San Francisco

Professional Memberships:

  • Psi Chi National Honor Society

Fun Facts:

  1. Reading is one of my passions and I will devour anything I can get my hands on or download onto my Kindle, but some personal favorites are: Water for Elephants, The Hunger Games, The Invisible Bridge, Shadow of the Wind, the Shopaholic Series, and the Devil in the White City.
  2. Ask anyone who knows me and they will attest to the fact that dessert is my favorite thing to eat! Some of my favorites include: Bi-Rite’s Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Park Chow’s Banana Butterscotch Cream Pie, Kara’s S’more Cupcake, Salted Caramel Tart from Plant.
  3. Running is one of my favorite ways to relax and enjoy San Francisco’s beauty; a couple of my favorite places to run are through the Presidio and out by Land’s End along the ocean.
  4. I am half Hungarian and was fluent until I was 5 years old. I love anything Hungarian and it ultimately explains why potatoes are my favorite food, besides dessert.
  5. My two favorite cities are Salzburg, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.
  6. I am also very passionate about anything to do with musical theater (I used to do musical theater growing up) and Broadway and am still hooked on “Wicked” and “RENT”. I also love Glee.

Contact me:

Email: Anna Cross
Phone: (415) 422-6695