BioAnia Leska Baltes received her B.A. with honors in International Relations and German in 2001 from Bethany College. Her undergraduate thesis described the effect of Polish anti-German propaganda during the Cold War. She has also studied at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Heidelberg, Germany and the Goethe Institut in Munich. She attended graduate school at Louisiana State University where she studied International Relations and Comparative Politics, focusing her research on the International Court of Justice.