As our Communications Manager, Ayana (she/her) implements our communications strategy. She produces content across our platforms including our newsletter, website, and social media, and owns the branding and marketing for many of our events. Before joining WDN, Ayana was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant for a master’s degree at IE Business School where she specialized in Integrated Marketing Communications. Her previous work experience includes event coordination and nonprofit research. Ayana holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and co-authored two publications from her work in the field. This research and study, along with her upbringing, have ingrained sustainability and environmental justice into Ayana’s heart and values. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Ayana loves to cook, find new local queer and POC events, spend time in the sun, and read.