Lana is the Development Coordinator at America Needs You.
Previous to joining ANY, Lana completed internships with nonprofits that focus on the economic empowerment of marginalized populations. At The Resurrection Project in Chicago, Illinois, she worked with the Immigration Legal Services team to assist clients in receiving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and supported the work of the development team.
Lana graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Planning. While there, she worked to empower students as Intern Coordinator at the Women’s Center and led student efforts to secure greater resources to support survivors of sexual assault. Throughout college, Lana sought opportunities to give back to youth. As a Dean’s Scholar, she was granted funding to conduct research on the effects of urban changes on children in low-income neighborhoods. Lana has also volunteered in assisting trauma-informed youth programming at a homeless shelter in Cleveland, Ohio.
Lana was born in Youngstown, Ohio and enjoys being creative through writing and art and spending time with her roommates’ pets.