Sylvana is a Communications Specialist at LAANE. Prior to joining the Communications Department at LAANE, she served as the communications coordinator at Long Beach Forward. Sylvana strives for her work to utilize storytelling in a way that centers the voices and experiences of working people and communities of color, similar to the ones that raised her, as they advocate for collective social change and freedom. In her personal time, Sylvana enjoys taking on a series of photography projects and doing volunteer communications work for Long Beach based groups focused on environmental justice and housing justice. Sylvana has a B.A. in Journalism with an Emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Long Beach.