Hometown: Morgantown, WV
B.A. International Studies and Political Science, West Virginia University, 2012
M.A. Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration, University of Denver – Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Background: Alanna's professional interests include sustainable development, political economy, and quantitative methods. She began working as a research assistant at the Pardee Center in August of 2015, and represented the center as an intern at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, South Africa. While at the ISS, she was lead author on a paper entitled "Refreshing Africa's Future: Prospects for Achieving Universal WASH Access by 2030." She was also Pardee's first Hughes Dickson Fellow, and graduated with her MA in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration from the Josef Korbel School in June of 2017.
In the fall, Alanna starts a new position as FuturesCape Researcher for the Western Cape Government in Cape Town, South Africa. An avid traveler, she has spent three years living in and exploring Latin America and Africa. Wherever she is, Alanna loves playing outside: hiking, rock climbing, skiing, or scuba diving. She also enjoys a day spent with a good book, especially in a hammock or at a new coffee shop.