Alana joined Valley Vision as a Project Associate in June of 2022 before promotion to Project Coordinator in January 2023. She primarily supports the Leadership & Civic Engagement Impact Area, working on the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) program.
Prior to joining Valley Vision, Alana worked with CivicWell, a Sacramento-based nonprofit supporting sustainable policies and the leaders and communities that implement them. She began in January 2021 as an Administrative & HR Coordinator before being promoted to HR Associate in March 2022. Her role consisted of a variety of tasks including planning and coordinating the Yosemite Policymakers Annual Conference. During her time in college, she also did both paid and unpaid work promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her positions included: Student Equity Advocate at Folsom Lake College, Web Coordinator Intern at Sacramento Faces Race, and a DEI Fellow at Honey.
Affiliations & Awards
- Former Secretary, Friends of the Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women & Girls (2022)
- Former Co-Chair, Youth Advisory Ad-Hoc Committee, Blue Ribbon Commission on the Establishment of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies – California State University, Sacramento
- Associate’s Degree in Communication Studies – Folsom Lake College
Singing and playing musical instruments such as ukulele, guitar, and piano. Listening to her favorite artists and going to their concerts. Reading both fiction and nonfiction books. Watching TV shows!