Anna Symonds is a champion rugby player whose career includes a USA Rugby Division I National Championship (2014), selection to the National All-Star Competition, and a Sydney Premiership Championship (2003). She represented the USA at the 2015 Touch Rugby World Cup and has won three national championships in Touch with the Portland Hunters (2007, 2013, 2017).
She has also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA). Anna holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Portland where she was named Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year in 2011. Professionally, she is a CBD educator and advocates with East Fork Cultivars’ CBD Certified program. She is also an Athlete Ambassador for the nonprofit Athletes for Care and, as a pledged brain donor to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, she supports the work of The Concussion Legacy Foundation. She was also featured on a panel discussion at the recent Cannabis Science Conference in Portland with other athletes advocating for cannabis.