Alana is ACNJ’s Health Policy Analyst and Youth Engagement Coordinator. Her work focuses on policies impacting children’s health and health care access as well as developing ACNJ’s youth advocacy engagement work. Formerly, Alana served as Kids Count Coordinator, where she analyzed and organized state, county, and city level data related to the well-being of New Jersey’s children for ACNJ’s Kids Count publications. During her time as Kids Count Coordinator, Alana also worked on the Census 2020 NJ campaign, in an effort to ensure a more complete count of New Jersey residents. Prior to joining ACNJ in 2016, Alana interned for the Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) where she assisted Superstorm Sandy victims to obtain financial resources to aid in the repair or rebuilding of their homes. Alana received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and earned her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.