Anne Marie Chaker is a veteran features writer for The Wall Street Journal. She began her career right out of college as an administrative assistant and later grew into various assignments at the paper, from a junior reporter on the regional editions to working Spot News during the September 11 attacks in 2001. She was a member of the original team that helped launch Personal Journal in 2002 and since then has written about everything from education and gardening to food, family and now, pandemic life. She is the mother of two girls ages 10 and 6. When Anne Marie is not in the gym, she enjoys coaching them in ice hockey.