Ala’ (she/her/ella) joined LAANE in 2021 as the digital capacity support specialist. After building and leading a successful pilot project training LAANE’s partner organizations in digital literacy and digital organizing, Ala’ transitioned into her current role as communications specialist for LAANE’s Education and Long Beach for a Just Economy teams.
Prior to LAANE, Ala’ worked as a freelance filmmaker with a focus on community based storytelling. Ala’ also consults doing multicultural inclusion and storytelling trainings. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley in Latin American history and did graduate work in Communications in Digital Media at the University of Washington.