Alana Tummino has spoken at the following Knowledge @ Wharton events:
Alana Tummino is director of policy at Americas Society and Council of the Americas. She is also senior editor of the AS/COA policy journal, Americas Quarterly, and managing editor of AQ Online. In these roles, Ms. Tummino leads work on Cuba’s changing economic and political landscape and relations with the United States, social inclusion, natural resource extraction, and security and violence prevention in Central America. She is also a founding member of the organization’s Young Professionals of the Americas network. Prior to joining AS/COA, Ms. Tummino worked with various international development organizations on microfinance and women’s economic empowerment. Among her publications, Ms. Tummino co-authored a white paper titled Security in Central America’s Northern Triangle: Violence Reduction and the Role of the Private Sector in El Salvador (December 2012). She also blogs for AQ Online. She is the Financial Women’s Association Graduate Scholar recipient for Microfinance, as well as the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow for Portuguese and Latin America from the US Department of Education and Department of State. She received an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and received her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from The George Washington University.