Anja was born and raised in Germany until the age of twenty. She earned her R.N. license in El Paso, TX where she worked as a staff labor and delivery nurse at a busy county hospital with over 5,000 annual births. She completed her B.S.N. at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and went on to complete a Masters degree at Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis with specialized training as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition to her part time practice at Heartland Women’s Healthcare, she is an avid runner and mother of triplets.