Anayansi completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry at Texas Tech University. She is a Bridges to the Baccalaureate alumna, during which she worked with mosquitoes and ticks. At Texas Tech, she studied evolutionary patterns in mice. At Utah, she is participating in the Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) program and joined the lab for the summer. For fun, she likes to cook, spend time outdoors and watch the sunset.