Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Anna Velasco is a West Coaster turned New Yorker. Raised by parents who encouraged her to “go for it!”, it led her to some great experiences from Parliament Hill to the White House. With a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications, she worked at the Consulate General of Canada in New York. After, she established Banana PR, a boutique public relations and event production company that helps talent and productions (television/film) in the United States/Canada. As a TV Producer and Publicist, she has worked on NBC Today Show, CBC The George Stroumboulopous Show and others. An alumnus of CanadaC3, she is often found traveling in search for delicious ice cream.