Alana is a Public Policy and Psychology Major from Miami, Florida. She discovered her interests in education policy and racial equity through Sanford coursework and as a research assistant in the Duke Center for Child and Family policy. Alana has been able to further explore these interests through her thesis. She has worked on a number of political campaigns and interned for her U.S. representative. After graduation, she plans to take a gap year before attending law school.
Honors Thesis: Racial Disproportionality in North Carolina: An Analysis of Identification Practices for Special Education Programs and Educator Perspectives
Thesis Advisor: Professor Kenneth A. Dodge