Annie Cantara is Associate Director of MacroPolo at the Paulson Institute, where she leads on overall operations of the think tank—from managing product development and team resources to internal processes, standards, and communication. She aims to ensure that MacroPolo delivers its products and content with consistency, quality, and impact.

Annie works closely with the director on the think tank’s creative strategy and human capital, among other institute-wide endeavors. She has expertise in user testing, graphic design, and data visualization tools.

Originally from Buffalo, Annie moved to Chicago to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago. She holds her Master’s in Product Design and Development Management from Northwestern University.