Anya Salama is a philanthropist, devoting her time to philanthropic endeavors in the worlds of education, science, healthcare, and children. She was previously an independent design professional and entrepreneur. She was the owner/manager of Cullins Fresh Prepared Foods and the President of China Seas. Salama is also a full-time student working on a Masters in Public Health. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. She also serves on the Board of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Save the Children. She joined PEN America’s board in 2021.