Alanna Hughes

Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategy

Pronouns: She/Her

Alanna joins us as Vice President, Implementation Strategy. She comes from a background that spans both the private and social sectors. Most recently, Alanna was a manager in the Strategy practice of Deloitte Consulting, where she led teams to deliver healthcare and nonprofit projects in different parts of the US. Over the course of my broader career, she has worked at, consulted for, and collaborated with nonprofits, companies, social enterprises, and governments in both the U.S. and other countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to Deloitte, she also spent several years in international development, primarily focused on economic development and social entrepreneurship. Her work included market-based solutions to poverty alleviation, technology and innovation in emerging markets, women’s empowerment, public-private partnerships, skills-based education, and corporate social responsibility. She is also a strong advocate of public service and served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic (and worked with another national service organization, City Year, while at Deloitte).

Alanna speaks Spanish and Portuguese (though getting rustier by the day and loves opportunities to keep conversation up!), and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Alanna is currently on the Advisory Boards of Soccer without Borders Boston (an awesome org that uses soccer as a vehicle for inclusion and skill-building among immigrant, refugee, and asylee concentrated communities) and Friends of the Dominican Republic (another great org that supports current and returned DR Peace Corps Volunteers).

Alanna was born and raised in Massachusetts and has been back in the state for about 6 years. She currently calls East Boston home, loves her neighborhood. Traveling is one of her biggest passions – her mother was a flight attendant for Delta airlines, so she developed wanderlust pretty early on!


Choose a location for
Your Course

This course is only offered at select Per Scholas locations. Choose a location to get the most accurate course information.