Annie Jones holds an M.A. in college student development and counseling from Appalachian State University and is currently director of Residence Life at Sweet Briar College. Early in her career, Annie served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. This experience significantly informed the development of her leadership philosophy. During more than eight years as a college administrator, Annie has refined her approach to leadership and especially delights in mentoring and empowering young women as they develop their own perspectives on leadership.