Alana oversees the daily and programmatic operations of the AFRJ, which includes building relationships with those working in the field to understand what is working well, where there are challenges, and help create innovative solutions and bridge gaps. Alana connects regularly with many different sectors, professionals, and individuals seeking to learn how they are strategically positioned to engage. In addition to her role as COO, she also directs the Engage Together® Initiative.
Prior to her work with the AFRJ, Alana served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care, a substitute teacher, and a non-profit volunteer. After earning her bachelor’s degree in English Literature, she pursued her Juris Doctorate, during which time she interned with the local juvenile justice system, studied International Human Rights abroad, and focused on efforts to assist families in need.