Annalise Sinclair is a homegrown Florida gal that transplanted to South Carolina by way of Ohio. While working on her Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of South Florida, she was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She spent the next 4 years balancing a sorority, academics, marching band, a full-time job, and a secret mental illness.

Upon graduation, Annalise moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work on her M.Ed. at Kent State University, where she also served as an intern at Baldwin Wallace University, John Carroll University, and Pace University. It was during this time of transition that she realized that her treatment was no longer working and that something was not adding up in regards to her bipolar disorder diagnosis. Upon entering intense therapy, Annalise was re-diagnosed with chronic depressive disorder coupled with generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive behaviors. Although a daunting realization, this more complete diagnosis set Annalise on the track to finally getting better.

After finishing her Master’s degree, Annalise moved to Clinton, South Carolina to take on the role of the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Greek Life at Presbyterian College. Her role encompassed everything from overseeing fraternity and sorority life to advising the College’s programming and activities board. After three years as a proud member of the Blue Hose family, Annalise transitioned into a new role working remotely for Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity as Coordinator of Chapter Services. She strives to mentor, inspire, and coach the fraternity men she works with to change the world through the Elimination of Prejudice.

Her first true love is storytelling- whether that be through speaking, blogging, or art- and Annalise is thrilled to be able to share her personal story as professional college speaker with ForCollegeForLife in order to inspire others to seek help for their own mental health struggles.

Annalise spends her (limited) spare time as an active fraternity/sorority life advocate, crazy cat lady, dogmom, mental health advocate, and encourager of the heart. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to bring Annalise in to keynote your next event, please email forcollegeforlife@gmail.com or call (888) 552-3235.