My name is Annie Powers, I am twenty-six years old and I am from San Francisco, California. My faith, family, friends, and Irish heritage are the most important things in my life. Being Irish is something that I truly cherish. My mother’s grandparents immigrated to San Francisco from Castleisland in Kerry, and my father’s grandparents immigrated to New York from Lismore in Waterford. I am from a big, Irish Catholic family, with three brothers and four sisters. I grew up Irish Step Dancing with my four sisters for Greene Academy of Irish Dance. At almost every family gathering, we play instruments, tell stories, sing and dance in the typical fashion of The Old Country. In addition to Irish Dance, I grew up playing volleyball, which I continued playing throughout my college career. I graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Philosophy. I currently work in Business Development at Salesforce. My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, singing, running, volunteering, playing volleyball, dancing, and going to the beach! I feel extremely blessed to represent San Francisco as a strong, proud Irish woman.