Anna Staropoli

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New Jersey
Dartmouth College
Travel, Food, Lifestyle
  • Anna is a freelance writer who splits her time between New Jersey and Sicily.
  • Over the last six years, her writing has been featured in Atlas Obscura, Commercial Observer, Hipcamp, New York Observer, The Italy Edit, Italy Segreta, Live in Italy, Tuscan Trends, and La Repubblica.
  • As passionate about her cities' trademark foods as she is storytelling, Anna has a soft spot for Sicilian riceballs and will go to bat for NJ bagels any day.


After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2019, Anna moved to Palermo, Sicily on a creative writing fellowship to trace her family history. While ordering a croissant one morning, she encountered cousins she never knew existed and has since been interested in the intersection between food, identity, and culture. She has written for Atlas Obscura, Commercial Observer, and Italy Segreta, among others.


Anna graduated from Dartmouth College in 2019 with a degree in English, creative writing, and geography.
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