Who is Alana Riley?
A native Rhode Islander, Alana attended Berklee College of Music (composition) and the University of Rhode Island (filmmaking, film theory + art history) before landing back in Boston to work at Berklee as the Manager of Web Services. Why the jump from music and film to tech? Alana has always been a tech geek at heart dating back to the 6th grade when she faked sick to stay home and play with her very first - and very bulky - desktop computer. In addition to working at Providence College, Alana writes for Smashing Magazine and Noupe Magazine and is a member of the HighEdWeb Association Committee, serving as co-chair for the Marketing, Management and Professional Development track.
What is your role?
As the Associate Director of Web Design, Content and Social Media, Alana is responsible for making the .EDU site look as good as it can possibly look, helping web editors phrase and organize content properly and for maintaining and implementing various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Foursquare and WordPress).
If you weren't working at Providence College, what would you be doing?
Alana would have a creative branding studio in a super cool loft space in downtown Providence (and she'd hire the rest of the Web Services team to work with her because they're an incredible bunch of people who are amazing at what they do).
Who are a few of your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
@FastCompany, @designtaxi, @ormanclark, @55His @bestmadeco, @shawnachor, @IDEO, @HarlanCoben, @mashable, @simonsinek, @TED_TALKS, @ValaAfshar + @reyjunco.
What are a few of your Likes?
Positivity, Instagram, Blogging
, Graphic design, Homemade pizza, Kennebunkport, iPhones, Letterpress, Running, Being outside, Theatre + Nikes.
What are a few of your Dislikes?
Humidity, Rude people + BlackBerry.
What is your Contact Information?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @alanariley. Phone: (401) 865-1837
And a few more: www.alanamade.it :: Dribbble :: Foursquare :: Instagram :: Pinterest :: LinkedIn