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Alanna Wilson

  • Alanna Wilson

    Position: Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs

    Department: The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation

    Office: Schwab 315

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    814.472.2863

    About Alanna Wilson

    Education  

    • B.A., Temple University
    • M.P.S., Pennsylvania State University

    Biography

    Alanna Wilson is the Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs at the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) at Saint Francis University. She leads efforts in community outreach, legislative involvement, policymaker networking, grant writing and manages the center’s communications through various media outlets. Before coming to Saint Francis University, Wilson interned for the US Senate as a Deputy Finance Director and worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Legislative Aide and Pennsylvania Senate specializing in Constituent Relations. Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Psychology and History from Temple University and a Master of Professional Studies degree in Community and Economic Development from Pennsylvania State University. 

    • Community Involvement
    • Honors/ Awards/ Conferences
    • Projects
    • Publications
    Community Involvement
    • Board Officer- Community Action Partnership of Cambria County

    • Board Member – Veterans Community Initiatives

    • Member- NAACP

    • Member- American Economic Association

    Honors/ Awards/ Conferences
    • Panelist/Presenter - State Policy Network (SPN) 26th Annual Meeting

      • Session: Connecting with University Based Academics and Centers to help Advance your Organization’s Research and Policy Goals
      • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Panelist/Presenter - A Free Society and the Academy 2018 Conference

      • Session: Effective State Policymaker Outreach
      • Mercatus Center, Arlington, VA
    • Recipient- Foremost Under 40 in Pennsylvania Business 2017

      • Pennsylvania Business Central
    • Honoree - 46th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Award

      • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Johnstown, PA
    • Golden Key International Honour Society

    Projects
    • North Dakota Occupational Licensing Review and Reform

      • Consultation and research to conduct an overview of the current status of occupational licensing in North Dakota, make reform recommendations and establish a State Licensing Taskforce
      • Job Service North Dakota - Workforce Programs 
      • Bismarck, ND
    Publications