Allyna Mota Melville Operations Coordinator

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

She supports Umoja through internal operations work, as well as grant writing, editing, and external communications. 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 so lucky to call Chicago her new home.