I believe it is a dignified response to global inequity.
Jan 15, 2009
Originally from Medford, New Jersey, Alana moved to Gunnison, CO, where she obtained her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Western State College. During her scholarship in Colorado, she studied abroad in Chile, taught Spanish to elementary school students, interpreted eye doctor and dentist appointments for local doctors and their Spanish-speaking patients, and served as a translator for the city's Public Health Department. In 2007, she became a member of the National Hispanic Honor Society. After graduation Alana moved to Boulder, CO where she furthered her community involvement and gained valuable nonprofit finance experience as Finance Associate and Grants Administrator for The Community Foundation and as a volunteer for a local nonprofit that provides low-cost English classes to Boulder County community members. Alana loves dance, yoga, cities, mountains, music, and numbers and hopes to return from the Kiva fellowship in pursuit of a dual master’s degree in Finance and Economics.
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