Alana Tummino is senior director of policy and head of the Cuba Working Group at Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and a senior editor of the policy journal Americas Quarterly. In these roles, Tummino leads work on Cuba’s changing economic and political landscape and relations with the United States, and helps businesses navigate and understand the changing regulatory framework and investment opportunities. She is a frequent commentator on Cuba for various news outlets and publications. Among her publications, Tummino authored "Cuba's Internet Isolation Beginning to Lift," "Cuba: Open for Business, But... ," "Obama's Cuba Policy Is Change We Can Believe in," and "Cuba's New Business Class." She additionally works on topics such as social inclusion and natural resource extraction. She is a founding member of the organization’s Young Professionals of the Americas network. Prior to joining AS/COA, Tummino worked with various international development organizations on microfinance and women’s economic empowerment. She is the Financial Women’s Association graduate scholar recipient for microfinance, as well as the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow for Portuguese and Latin America from the U.S. Education and State departments. 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.