Growing up in the US and Finland as one of six children, and big sister to three younger brothers, Anne-Marie donned a care-taking cap and cross-cultural competency from an early age. In her late-teens, she landed in New York City. Migrating between the Big Apple, PA, and NJ, she quickly grew a sense of independence and studied to become a pediatric nurse. Today, she’s based in California and spends her time making art out of life amidst 13-hour children’s hospital shifts, mentoring summer interns, and touching diverse lives in quietly powerful ways. She shares more about her journey in this interview.