Ana Raab


During the summer of 2016, I traveled overseas completely on my own for the first time. Over the course of seven weeks, I wandered through Scandinavia exploring the Swedish heritage of my grandmother, made my way to Berlin by train, and confronted the stark beauty of Iceland—stretching myself along the way.

Follow my past and current journeys here.

Behr Paint Color Explorer

A few months ago, I discovered an amazing opportunity posted by Behr Paint: “We are looking for a bright and creative candidate with a passion for color to travel across the country to source color inspiration and ultimately name new Behr paint colors.” Everything about the opportunity just sounded so right up my alley and exciting that I literally sent in my application right then and there (answer the question What color inspires you most? in 150 words or less). To my delight, out of 12,000 applicants, I was selected to move onto the second round of the selection process and then onto the final round (a Skype interview with Behr representatives). The whole process was a joy and even though I was not ultimately selected, I did make it into the top five finalists. You can learn more about the winner and see me featured in the announcement here. Cheers to colorful experiences!