Anna A Kaufman, DTM, PDD, joined Toastmasters in 2012 at the office where she worked. An hour away from her desk weekly and an opportunity to build presentation skills was appealing enough that she kept coming back. Even after she left the company, she has stayed a member of the Sun Life Toastmasters Club – her forever home club.

In 2015, three years after joining, Anna earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award, the highest distinction in the Toastmasters educational program. During her time serving as a District Trio member, Anna has enjoyed the challenges and opportunities along the journey. She is excited to continue supporting the team and District 31 members, as well as encouraging others to move forward on their paths in Toastmasters and beyond.

In her life outside Toastmasters, Anna is a comedy student, a motorcycle rider, and a shoe addict.