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Alana is an illustrator from Cape Cod, MA. She studied Geology at Smith College before working at the Paleontological Research Institution. She has been lucky to have illustrated for scientists at PRI, the Critical Zone Observatories, Williams College and Smith College. Making research accessible and fun is something she's passionate about. In 2017 she illustrated her first children's book, Daring to Dig, followed by Into the Ordovician (2021) and Silurian Journey (2022.) She currently works teaching boat building to teenagers in San Francisco.


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