Anna Stoefen
Financial Literacy & Wellness, Law and Legal Research, Social Justice Reform
Personal Finance/Quality Team Editor
Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland State University, Vassar College


  • Professional editor with over 15 years of experience with a focus on personal finance education and practical law/legal research
  • Served as Director of Content at iGrad & Enrich Financial Wellness from 2015 - 2020
  • Founder of Compassionate Conflicts LLC, offering mediation and conflict resolution services to families in times of grief, and Foster Expression, Inc., offering art instruction and diversion support for dual-status and foster youth
  • Serves as a Mediator / Facilitator at the Restorative Justice Mediation Program


Anna Stoefen joined The Balance in 2021 as a Quality Team editor. She has been editing professionally for over 15 years, starting in the field of contemporary fiction, then moving to practical law and legal research. Anna eventually landed in personal finance education, where she honed her expertise while spending five years as Director of Content at iGrad/Enrich Financial Wellness, a company that specializes in providing financial literacy and wellness to consumers.

Anna also has a vibrant interest in social and criminal justice reform, and the use of innovative alternative dispute resolution methods as a fixture in this effort. She is a certified family mediator with advanced credentials in victim-offender dialogue, co-mediation, and collaborative interdisciplinary practices, and offers facilitation and conflict resolution services to families, foster youth, and other members of the community.

In her free time Anna is an artist. She creates work from recycled materials, and aspires to bring a creative approach to all of her work, in and out of the studio.


Anna received a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School, a master's in non-fiction writing from Portland State University, and a bachelor's degree in English with a correlate in physics from Vassar College.