Alana graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, concentrating her studies through the Test Case Litigation Clinic. She received the Dean’s Gold Key Award for her contributions to student life. Alana has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Political Science and Economics from the University of Manitoba.
Alana founded Justice For Women Manitoba to combat gender-based violence on campus. As a National Network Leader for Equal Voice, Alana has testified on her work to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women. She was also part of Canada’s official delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Alana received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for her work in this area. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto.
Alana won the Price Media Law Moot in New York, and advanced to the semi-final of the international round at Oxford University. She also won Osgoode’s Lerners Cup Moot and participated in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Law Moot. She has previously worked on victim and witness protection for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Alana enjoys travelling, beading, and fishing.