Alanna Ojibway is the Assistant Director for the Center for Justice Reform at Vermont Law and Graduate School and team member for the National Center on Restorative Justice. Alanna comes from the blended ancestry of the United Houma Nation of southern Louisiana, and the Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes—specifically the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Alanna received her BA in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus on international human rights and sustainable development. Alanna also studied in Morocco, Vietnam, and Bolivia through the School of International Training in a comparative-study program focusing on the politics of food, water, and energy.
Before joining the VLGS Restorative Justice team, Alanna worked within the nonprofit sector both in Vermont and New York City, focusing on program management and services for issues related to
homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence and abuse, mental health, incarceration, and youth education.
Alanna spends as much time as possible outdoors in the garden, hiking on a mountain trail, paddle boarding on the Connecticut River, or running around the yard with her partner and pup Luna.