Annalise hails from the small suburb of River Vale, New Jersey. In 2005, she began her undergraduate study at the University of Notre Dame, where she double-majored in Sociology and English. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 2009, she entered the Sociology Ph.D. program at Indiana University.
Her academic interests include the areas of gender, family, stratification, and social psychology.
A former dog-owner and animal-lover, Annalise hopes to volunteer at a local animal shelter this year. While she is fond of staying in Bloomington, she also takes pleasure in traveling. For outdoor fun, she likes to hike, swim, play tennis, and ski. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, watching action movies, playing video games, and watching college sports – in particular, she is a loyal fan of Notre Dame Football.