Alena X. Ricci Digital Communications Officer

Alena was born and raised in a hard-working immigrant home in Pittsburgh and completed her BA in Spanish, Portuguese and Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She received an MIA from the Pennsylvania State University, and studied at universities in both Florianóplis, Brazil and Valparaíso, Chile. Alena is a two-time Americorps alumni. Before coming to CF, she also interned with the U.S. House of Representatives, a trade association in DC and various other government relations offices. Alena served as the CF government affairs intern in 2019 and has joined the staff to make a positive impact on Pittsburgh, which is the greatest city in the world.