Alaina Gallagher is the Assistant Director of Communications at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). In this role, she leads the communications team in developing communication products that help to promote the mission and research accomplishments of the SESYNC network. Most recently, Alaina led the Center's effort to design and develop a new public-facing website. With a speciality in strategic communications and technical writing/editing, Alaina enjoys translating scientific/technical content into language that is informative and accessible for all audiences—in turn, broadening the reach of unique and exciting scientific discoveries.
Prior to joining SESYNC in 2019, Alaina worked at a consulting firm, providing technical communications support to various state, federal, and NGO clients in the energy sector, particularly the U.S. Department of Energy. Her previous experience also includes working at a small publishing firm specializing in education and health care and at an online education company.
Alaina earned her bachelor's degrees in English and Italian from the Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with distinction.