Alana Tummino is senior director of policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and a senior editor of Americas Quarterly magazine. Among her roles, she is head of the AS/COA Cuba Working Group, and executive director of the organization’s Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) network.
With over a decade of experience working with Latin America, Alana currently works with leading business leaders, government officials, foundations, and NGO’s throughout the Western Hemisphere on a range of topics and policy. She leads work on Cuba’s changing economic and political landscape and relations with the United States, and helps businesses navigate investment opportunities and the changing regulatory framework. Alana also focuses on issues of social inclusion, entrepreneurship, and more. She has published policy and opinion pieces in numerous outlets, and has appeared as an expert on CNN, CNN en Español, NPR, BBC, and PBS, among others. Alana has been quoted as an expert in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Agencia EFE, Politico, NBC News, Miami Herald, Foreign Policy, and more.
Prior to joining AS/COA, Alana worked with various international development organizations on microfinance and women’s economic empowerment. She was a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow for Portuguese and Latin America from the U.S. Education and State departments, and the Financial Women’s Association graduate scholar for microfinance. She received an MA in economic and political development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and received her BA in political science and Spanish from the George Washington University.
Areas of Expertise: Cuba, social inclusion.
Contributions from Alana Tummino
The Republican congressman said that "within the U.S. Senate there is still strong bipartisan support" to lift the embargo. ... Play Video
The AS/COA Cuba Working Group partnered with CAF - Development Bank of Latin America for a half-day conference on current U.S.-Cuba relations. ... Play Video