Iowa State University
Ana Clymer was born in El Salvador and blessed with adoption to Iowa at the age of 8 and calls both places home. She is a resolute mother to delightful daughters, Briana and Alexa, and wife to Brian.
She has a BA in social work from the University of Iowa. Currently she is the Cultural Equity Statewide Coordinator through Iowa State University’s Child Welfare Research and Training Project and cultivates collaboration across community partnerships.
Ana has over 20 years of experience working with families, developing extensive knowledge of cultural and racial equity resources with impacted communities at the center. Ana’s career spans direct services, facilitation, management, and coordination in the Linn County area through Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, United Way of East Central Iowa and currently statewide with ISU-CWRTP.
She extends her commitment to advocacy locally through the Marion Alliance for Racial Equity, Stand in Unity, the Linn-Mar School District’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Linn County Early Childhood Iowa, and the local chapters of the NAACP and LULAC. She received the Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris “Who Is My Neighbor?” award in 2019 and the CYtation award in 2022 through the ISU Professional and Scientific Council.