Alana bridges the gap between data, people, and policy to develop forward-thinking urban strategies.
As the Proposal Manager at Karp Strategies, Alana draws on her technical expertise in economics, statistics, and geospatial analysis to support offshore wind and economic development projects. Trained as an urban planner and economist, Alana is a former Research Assistant at the NYU Furman Center, where she conducted data analysis for major publications, including the 2020 State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods Report. Before joining Karp Strategies, Alana was a Policy Development Intern at NYSERDA, supporting New York State's implementation of EO166, an executive order targeting the economic and environmental threats posed by climate change. Alana holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning, with a specialization in Urban Analytics from NYU Wagner. Alana received a B.A. with honors in both Economics and Environmental Studies from Skidmore College and spent a semester studying Urban Planning at DIS Copenhagen. In her free time, she enjoys running, backpacking, DIY projects, and caring for her plants.
AREAs of expertise
Geographic Information Systems
Economic & Community Development
Policy Design, Development & Analysis
Graphic Design & Branding
Data Collection & Analysis
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