Anna Elizabeth Robbins
Anna Elizabeth Robbins – Miss Cameroon Utah 2020
Anna Robbins is adopted into a family that has ten children, seven of whom are adopted. She grew up in a very small town known as a village where she and her brother raised pigs to show in their local fair. She developed a good work ethic and love for service from her childhood experiences in her small farming town.
Anna currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is attending Weber State University pursuing a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. Anna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in Hawaii. During her undergraduate career, Anna served in many leadership positions including African Senator, Diversity Director, Black Student Union President, and African President, and Weber Women’s Rugby President. She also was a college athlete and participated in both track and field and various other club sports.
Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Anna spent time feeding her passion for travel and learning about other people and their cultures. She traveled abroad through many Asian countries, taught English in China, and worked with a nonprofit organization in Uganda called Days for Girls. Her work in Uganda included helping women develop entrepreneurship skills and helping girls stay in school by providing education and tools to help them get through their menstrual cycles.
This year, Anna will continue to pursue her educational goals while also becoming a reservist in the Army. She is also a single mother to a beautiful son born in October of 2019. Anna has a passion for health and education. She currently teaches all grades as a substitute teacher while she pursues her education. She is also a track and field and cross country coach. In addition, she works in leadership positions at Weber State University. Anna loves her African heritage and the beauty of the African culture. She represents Cameroon but also wants to represent the beauty of the entire African continent combined with the American upbringing that makes her who she is.
Cameroon is in West Africa. It borders Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. While Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it’s as large as Africa itself. Known as “Africa in miniature” it features French and English speaking portions, Muslim and Christian dominated regions, the tallest mountain in West Africa and terrain that includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau.