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 (/ˌkæməˈruːn/ (listen); French: Cameroun), officially the Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun), is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and historically in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa. Cameroon is home to over 250 native languages spoken by nearly 20 million people. The official languages of the country are English and French.