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With MCD Student Alena Klimas
MCD Student Alena Klimas

"I'm passionate about regional economic development, community projects, and our beautiful mountains!"

      ~(MCD) Student Alena Klimas  Parkersburg, WV


Position: Project Consultant based in Asheville, North Carolina, working on community-focused nonprofit and foundation projects across Appalachia.
Education: Bachelor's in Mathematics and Political Science '15
Service: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Youth Development sector, Morocco (2017-2019)
Areas of Focus: I have a background in advocacy, community journalism, and policy in West Virginia.