Meet Alena Klimas, Master in Community Development Student
From Olivia Gagnon
“A lot of funders are scared about how to fund in rural areas, so my capstone project really looks at how rural foundations and nonprofits can reach out to national funders and be a bridge to where national foundations can also invest in rural areas,” describes Alena.
Prior to working in this field, Alena completed her Peace Corps service in Morocco. Upon returning home, she really sought a community development program with an emphasis on rural development and engagement, which brought her to the Carsey School.
You can learn more about Alena by visiting https://carsey.unh.edu/spotlight/beautiful-scenery