Alyna Rogow currently serves as the Programs and Communications Associate at the Seattle International Foundation, where she assists in the coordination of SIF events and programs and leads SIF’s stratgetic communications initiatives. Prior to this position, Alyna was the Washington D.C. Development Assistant at Tostan, an African-based human rights organization, where she worked to expand their U.S. donor base and led outreach efforts to raise awareness about the organization’s mission to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation in West Africa.
Her dedication to education, women’s empowerment and human rights, has led her to live and work in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. She has experience working with international youth, both locally and abroad, has written curricula books for use in South Korean elementary schools, and has taught dance, drama and scuba diving on three continents.
Alyna’s academic focus has been the political and economic history of Sub-Saharan Africa and she has conducted extensive research on Yourba language and culture, as well as on female empowerment and formal wage employment in Kenya’s floricultural exporting sector. Alyna holds a Master’s degree in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in International Global Studies with a concentration in African history from Sewanee, The University of the South.