Event Director Anja Cardé was born in The Netherlands. As an organic chemistry researcher for the Dutch government, she met future husband Ring Cardé, a specialist in insect chemical communications. They have collaborated on various research projects over the years, resulting in a variety of scientific papers.
They moved to Riverside, California in 1996. They have two sons: Christopher, an engineer living in Munich, Germany and Nicholas, a psychologist residing in San Francisco.
Anja was part of Bill Hedrick’s 2008 and 2010 Congressional Campaigns and is Co-Chair of the local Riverside Chapter of Democracy for America.