Anne Baranger received a B.S. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993, under the direction of Professor Robert Bergman. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University with Professor Alanna Schepartz from 1993-1996. Professor Baranger joined the Wesleyan University chemistry faculty in 1996 and the University of Illinois chemistry faculty in 2006. At the University of Illinois, she was Associate Head of the Department, Director of Graduate Studies, and was a Chancellor's Fellow in the I-STEM Education Initiative. She joined the University of California, Berkeley, in 2011. She is the recipient of the Rudolph Anderson Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-95), the Donaghue Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (1995) and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2002-2004).