Alana Weiner joined The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in May 2016. She is the Senior Vice President of Media and Strategy. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing media and communications strategies encompassing public relations, traditional, social and new media, as well as messaging and branding. She also launched and currently produces the Federation's weekly podcast, Jay's 4 Questions, which highlights thought leaders, experts and influencers from around the world. Prior to joining the Federation, she was responsible for media and strategic communications at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Prior to this, she was the Director of Media Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Diplomatic History in 2008. She completed her master’s degree in Government, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies, graduating Cum Laude from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel in 2010.