Anna Edison BA ’85


Anna Edison BA ’85 is an instructional coach/mentor in Oregon’s Salem-Keizer school district. She and Chris Edison BA ’84 have been married for over 30 years, and have three children: Molly, a 2018 graduate of Pitzer College; Jamie (Whitman ’14), a software engineer in San Diego; and Alex (Bowdoin ’13), who is finishing his doctorate in theoretical physics at University of California at Los Angeles. Anna and Chris have met significant health challenges head-on, and appreciate each day as a gift. Chris was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s 13 years ago, is retired and works hard to keep strong in the face of his disease. Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, but is now cancer-free. She has joined a dragon boat team of mostly cancer survivors, which will celebrate survivorship by racing throughout the Northwest this year.