Allyna Mota Melville Partnerships Associate

Allyna (she/her/hers) joined Umoja in July 2019 through Northwestern's Public Interest Program fellowship. 

She supports Umoja partner school districts, schools, and community organizations by linking them to professional development opportunities, Umoja curriculum, and other educational resources. A recent graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies, she is committed to supporting and empowering young people. She previously served as the Director of Staff Training & Curriculum at Northwestern New Student & Family Programs and the Development & Communications Intern at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.  Allyna is originally from California and is thrilled to be starting her postgrad career in the city of Chicago with Umoja.