Anne Sung was born in Houston, Texas to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. She grew up loving learning and the sciences. At Bellaire High School, she was involved in swimming, Academic Decathlon, and Mu Alpha Theta. She attended Harvard University and majored in Physics before spending four years teaching in Edcouch, Texas in the Teach for American program. This led to her dedication to teaching and the field of education. After observing how public policy had negative downstream effects on her students, she obtained a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. From there, she would serve her students through policy making and acting as a trustee on the Houston ISD Board of Education.