As an Emerging Leader for 2017, Alana Henry, a senior social work major, represented Global Ties Alabama at the Global Ties US Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting’s theme was “Unity in the Community.”
Alana shared with U.S. Representative Robert B. Aderholt (AL-04) how Global Ties Alabama has positively impacted the City of Huntsville, and the State of Alabama. She also networked with professionals from John Hopkins University and Georgetown University, met with US Department of State Officers, and participated in a public diplomacy simulation at the US Department of State.
Alana had the privilege of meeting with diplomats from around the world. She is pictured here with His Excellency Selwin Hart, Ambassador for Barbados to the USA, at the Global Ties US Ambassadors Luncheon.
To be an Emerging Leader means that Alana has strong potential to do exemplary work in the field of international affairs and public diplomacy. It also means that she has done outstanding work within her own organization that supports and promotes international exchange.
As a global citizen, Alana believes that the best part of public diplomacy is reaching the lives of others from across the world one community at a time.