Dinner With Alana


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Camouflage Jacket- Forever 21

Black Turtleneck- H&M

Black Jeans- Zara

Bag- Rebecca Minkoff Mini Bucket Bag in black (not pictured)

Combat Boots- Steve Madden (not pictured)



Scarf- Garage 

Jacket- Tobi 

Jeans- Pacsun (not pictured) 


My AP English teacher, Mr.Corvino, introduced me to the exciting world of TED talks last year. His class assignments included analyzing speeches in groups and engaging in class discussions focusing on the central ideas and underlying messages of the inspirational talks. These innovative lesson ideas; lesson ideas fit for the 21st century, propelled me into a new goal-oriented mentality. Today, I co-hosted the TEDYouth NYC event and seeing the TED block letters in itself was surreal. Check out the livestream in English, Spanish, and/or Arabic on TEDYouth’s website! I’m in sessions 1 and 2! I introduced Jessica Brillhart and Elaine T. Hsiao.





Marian Hill

Marian Hill


Dress- Everly Clothing 

Tights- DKNY

Shoes- BooHoo USA


The Code Girl film follows the journey of thousands of teen girls across the globe who are using computer science to positively impact their community. The film responds to the gender barrier plaguing the STEM field by highlighting the incredible accomplishments girls have made through coding. Girls from multifarious cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds come together for a coding competition known as the Technovation Challenge. Applications are currently available for the 2016 competition which encourages girls to identify a problem in their community, develop a mobile app solution,  build a business plan, and pitch their ideas to major technological influencers. Want to make an impact on the world with code and be inspired to be a female leader in STEM? View the inspiring film for free on YouTube now until November 5th!


Photo by CodeGirl Film

Photo by CodeGirl Film