Annie was born and raised in Montréal. She attended Concordia University during both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She completed her bachelor's degree in fine arts, majoring in art history, in 2001, and later received her master's degree in art history in June 2007. Her thesis dealt with exhibition practices of Canadian cultural establishments regarding First Nations art at the turn of the twenty-first century.
For four years, Annie was a tutorial instructor for an interdisciplinary fine arts course at Concordia University, where she led weekly sessions on topics involving a broad range of arts, relating the Canadian visual and performing arts to greater national and international cultural and social issues. Since 2008, she has also taught a number of courses in First Nations and Canadian art and culture, and Art History, at Marianopolis College — one of the top pre-university colleges in Quebec. Annie has traveled extensively throughout Europe and has visited various parts of North and Central America, the Middle East and Australia.