Board of Directors
Janay Anthony (she/her), Chair
Janay Anthony (she/hers) is a Hellenistic astrologer and tarot reader based in Chicago, IL. Her study of the subjects spans the better part of a decade, and she incorporates both traditional and modern techniques into her practice. In early 2020, she started getting actively involved in the astrological community and noticed an alarming lack of accessibility in the field. Along with accessibility, Janay is passionate about bringing inclusion and representation to astrology. As a queer, black woman with disabilities, she understands the pain of being part of communities that don’t hold space for such intersecting identities, and It’s her goal to create that space in astrology.
Outside of astrology, Janay’s interests span across a wide array. She graduated with a BA in Screenwriting in 2017. She also has a background in acting and is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Another passion in Janay’s life is her love of human sexuality and sex education. She is currently in a Master’s program to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and receive certification as a sex therapist.
Anna DunLany (she/her) , Treasurer
Anna DunLany is a traditionally influenced modern astrologer who specializes in natal and relationship readings. She started studying astrology in her teens, reading every book and internet forum she could find, then formally studied with Samuel Reynolds, and opened her professional practice in 2022. With her background in non-profit fundraising and volunteer management, Anna is focused on how AYA can best support astrologers educationally and financially, while connecting with one another in meaningful ways.
A deep love of history, creative writing, and her Gemini MC led Anna to combine her academic and esoteric interests and write her newsletter, Overly Personal Astrology, where she writes personal essays and astrological analysis of herself and historical figures. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mo Olufemi (she/her), Education Coordinator
Mo is an American astrologer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She has been a practicing astrologer since 2018. She specializes in Hellenistic and Medieval astrology, focusing heavily on Solar Revolutions, Profections, and related timing techniques. She is passionate about teaching people about the various applications of the smaller subdivisions of the zodiac.
Adina Hertzel (she/her), Communications Coordinator
Adina (she/her) is a lesbian jewish astrologer currently based in NYC. She has studied astrology under the mentorship of Samuel F. Reynolds while deepening her knowledge through study and conversations with a variety of teachers and peers. She holds a BA in Folklore and Mythology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies and is currently earning an MA in clinical psychology with a focus on Spirituality, Mind, and Body. Adina’s work spans across medieval, hellenstic and modern techniques, and her work has been featured on The Strology Show, Astro Anecdotes, and Do the Roses Align.
Adina’s astrological practice explores the relationship of self to the personal, interpersonal, structural, and cosmic in a way that fosters self-compassion and deep exploration. When not astrologizing, Adina loves binge-watching television, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and teaching herself new fiber art mediums