Alanna is the English and engagement editor at IJNet. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina, where she worked as a copyeditor for the Daily Tar Heel and served as president of the club football team. After working as a reporter for three years, she returned to school to get a master's in international development studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
In addition to her work as a reporter, Alanna interned with the National Democratic Institute and has done several contract assignments with IREX. She is an advanced Spanish speaker and has been learning Swahili in her free time.