Ana and Joel meet through a mutual friend in 2057 and were married a year later. She has a background in early childhood development and child psychology and maintained a full-time clinical practice until 2061, when she and Joel when through a rough patch, trying to maintain their respective careers and raise a family. This was brought to a head when Joel and Leila slept together after Mackenzie was born. Ana and Joel worked through this trauma, with Joel moving into a more regular schedule, and Ana reducing her patient load.
When Joel is invited to relocate to Edinburgh to join the Coalition team, Ana insists that it is on the condition that the move includes all three of them. In Edinburgh she becomes more of a full-time parent, and tensions in her partnership with Joel resurface.