Sharifa A. Anderson has joined the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr as an associate in the public finance department and a member of the housing group.
Anderson most recently was a legal honors clerk and attorney advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she primarily served as program counsel for Ginnie Mae and provided guidance on matters related to issuing and servicing guaranteed mortgage-backed securities.
She has served as an Education Pioneers fellow with Teach for America, as a Mayoral Fellow for the City of Baltimore’s Department of Housing and Community Development, and as a policy fellow, policy analyst, and senior business manager at Fannie Mae in the Housing and Community Development Division.
Sharifa A. Anderson
Education: Boston Latin School; Hood College; Harvard Kennedy School; University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Resides in: Moving to Charm City this month.
Daily commute: Soon to be short!
Recent vacation: Explored Amsterdam and Athens with good friends. Visited family in England. Enjoyed recent weddings in West Palm Beach, Fla., Westerly, R.I., and Seattle.
Hobbies: Traveling, biking, hiking, social impact work.
Favorite books: “Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry” by Robert Sam Anson; “Finding Fish: A Memoir” by Antwone Q. Fisher and Mim E. Rivas; “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Most recently read: “One Day, All Children … : The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way” by Wendy Kopp.
Favorite food: Vegetarian Caribbean cuisine and anything with mango or avocado.
Favorite movie: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”
Favorite quotation: “Live the questions now.” — R.M. Rilke