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anna fitzgibbon


Tenacious, high-energy professional and MBA candidate with an exceptional work ethic, business sense and an unparalleled commitment to innovative, impactful solutions. Seeks opportunities to apply dynamic skills gained in community wellness/fitness education, higher education and experiences in more than 25 countries to creating social impact.


The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School | Baltimore, MD                               May 2018



James Madison University | Harrisonburg, VA                                                                         May 2006

Bachelor of Arts | Communication Studies | Human Resource Development

Summa Cum Laude | Communication Student & HRD Student of the Year         



OutGrowth                                                                                                                                         Nov 2017-Present
Founder, Owner

  • Partners socially-conscious farms with students for one-month residential, project-based internships


Fit2Order                                                                                                                                           Jun 2011-Present
Fit Coach

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing                                                                       Feb 2015-Dec 2016

Executive Assistant to the Dean

  • Orchestrated 15 international/ 20 national trips and 15 major conferences for the Dean per year, coordinating all logistical details and confidential briefings

  • Teamed with over 50 external universities and affiliates, planning 10+ major international speaker events and over 50 international faculty visits per year

  • Acted as the Dean’s project manager and representative, partnering with large NGOs for major international conferences and projects including:  

    • Consortium of Universities for Global Health 2017 | Women’s Health conference in India 2017 | Hong Kong Sanatorium visit 2016 (two weeks, 30 Hong Kong visitors) | International Council on Women’s Health Issues 2016 | Nursing Advisory Board quarterly meetings and events

  • Revamped processes, instituting a new scheduling system to track the Dean’s time allocation and maximize efficiency

  • Managed Dean’s Office relationships and communication:  grants & publications, weekly speeches & presentations, school-wide emails

  • Fielded 200+ daily requests and issues with ingenuity and resourcefulness, navigating conflict and crises

  • Collaborated weekly with teams to launch initiatives and meet targets: President and Provost offices, Hopkins Events (over 200 yearly events), Marketing/Communications (weekly social media strategy), Development office (over 50 critical donor relationships), Center for Global Initiatives, Office for Science and Innovation


The Johns Hopkins University School of Education                                                                    Aug 2012-Feb 2015

Academic Program Coordinator | Counseling and Human Development

  • Governed all quarterly program processes for 200+ students and 100+ faculty: admissions, orientation, course registration, workshops, contract generation, advisee support, course preparation

  • Launched new Doctoral Education (EdD) program in 2013 with Doctoral Lead

  • Attained accreditation for Mental Health Counseling program, partnering with Program Lead

  • Supervised and mentored Baltimore city high school students yearly in university-wide Mentorship Program



International Travel | 2005-2016

Tanzania | China | Laos | Vietnam | Cambodia | Malaysia | Singapore | New Zealand | Australia | Fiji | Vanuatu | Peru |Costa Rica | Nicaragua | Mexico | Puerto Rico | Grand Cayman Islands | England | Ireland | Belgium | Spain | France | Holland | Germany | Italy | Iceland | Turkey


JHU Urban Development Practicum | Baltimore, Maryland                                                      Aug 2016- Dec 2016

  • Created and launched first Historic Jonestown Business Association with a team of seven students, performing field research, consulting with Baltimore leaders and using community vision plan as a guide in Jonestown inclusive development mission

Instruction | 2006-2011

  • Taught and guided tours for 50+ groups in kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding | Baltimore, Maryland | 2011

  • Organized a village girls’ retreat for 30 girls, ages 5-15 | Vanuatu | 2009

  • Instructed ages 7-9 in a classroom of 30 students | Flores de Villa: Lima, Peru | 2008

  • Directed adventure sports and sales with four total staff | Queenstown, New Zealand | 2007

  • Guided 30+ hikes on the Appalachian Trail | Massanutten Resort, Virginia | 2006

Rate Your Study Abroad | Baltimore, Maryland                                                                           Apr 2010- Aug 2010

  • Collaborated with three company founders to design strategy

  • Marketed programs and created organizational and university networks

Flores de Villa School | Lima, Peru                                                                                                 Oct 2008-Dec 2008

Project Lead

  • Pitched a revitalization proposal to school principal and pioneered rebuilding efforts in areas of health, safety and sustainability focusing on: debris removal/trash receptacles, mural painting/resurfacing efforts, landscaping/
    gardening, playground equipment

  • Raised funds internationally and rallied a group of volunteers to aid in meeting project targets in eight weeks

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre | London, England                                                                        May 2005 -Aug 2005

Education Department Events Intern

  • Oversaw Globelink, an international database with 100+ members, to facilitate learning for schools and partners worldwide

  • Traveled to five local schools to conduct events and promote Shakespeare to young audiences

  • Coordinated over 20 events, festivals and speakers for the Continuing Education Program

  • Conducted and transcribed 10+ actor interviews, distributing to all international members


Net Impact | Showing Up for Racial Justice | Young Nonprofit Professionals Network  | Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society | National Society for Collegiate Scholars | BUNAC






Project Management | Large- Scale Event Planning | Marketing & Communications | Public Speaking | Writing | Community Outreach and Development | Urban Development | International Affairs | Leadership | Teaching & Instruction | AAFA Group Fitness Instruction | Outdoor Education| Adobe Creative Suite


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