Ann Feuerbach has always been fascinated with the creation of complex products from the simplest of earth's natural resources. After earning a B.A. with a dual major in anthropology and art history, and a minor in fine arts, from Hofstra University, she went on to earn an M.A. from New York University. She then completed a B.Sc. in archaeological conservation, an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in archaeological science at University College London, Institute of Archaeology. She also holds a certificate in marketing from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2002 she received first prize from Minerva magazine for a paper on innovation in art and archaeology; in 2000 she won first prize in a Research Images as Art Competition; and in 1996 she was awarded first prize for best student paper by the Materials Research Society. In 2004 she joined the Hofstra faculty, and is currently adjunct assistant professor of anthropology. In addition, she runs her own business, AASTI LLC, which specializes in the relationship between people and products from two perspectives: by studying existing art and archaeological collections, and by helping businesses innovate and create new, more appropriate technologies.