Alanna grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, and was very active in the nonprofit theater community in Sonoma County. She left California for Iowa to attend Simpson College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude her BA in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Theater. She was a Fellow at the John C. Culver Public Policy Center where she helped facilitate policy conversations with her college community. She then attended the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver where she received a MA in International Studies. While pursuing her master’s degree, Alanna spent six months in Geneva, Switzerland studying human rights and international developments and interning at the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.
Alanna is excited to use her background in international development and the Bay Area as the Executive Assistant at CVNL and help serve the community that raised her. Having returned to Santa Rosa, Alanna spends her free time fencing, snowboarding in Tahoe, and driving along the coast.415.448.0322