Alanna Sullivan gained a love of nature by exploring it through family vacations to Oregon, camping in the desert of Lucerne Valley, and exploring her surroundings growing up in Ramona. Initially intending to go into health and wellness, Alanna was exposed to coursework on the intersection of wilderness and human values during her last year at UCSD. It was her light bulb moment and Alanna changed directions to pursue what has become her lifelong passion - how humans can live in support of the earth.
She works as an environmental biologist, performing surveys for rare and endangered plants and animals across the county, overseeing the management of preserves within the city of Carlsbad, and managing multiple habitat restoration projects. Alanna has a deep conviction that humans are meant to be good stewards of the earth, and believes that empathy, collaboration, and innovation are necessary for a good and fulfilled existence.