A Voice for the Rainforest
Alana Lea is a voice for the rainforest. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Alana moved to the United States as soon as she could walk, and only learned that she emerged from the most diverse and endangered rainforest on earth when she herself, was a mother. She is a botanical artist. Her watercolors and digital collages have been published in numerous books as well as exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Smithsonian Institution's Horticultural Exhibit with the US Botanic Garden, and the Museum of Natural History Gift Shop. In 2010 she created a line of textile designs representing the flora of the rainforest she loves. Alana is the founder of Rainforest ECObank, a social enterprise supporting reforestation in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest, and a founding member of the Women Speakers Association. She offers talks on the topics of Rainforest Renewal and The Value of Hope to those who need to inspiration in these times of uncertainty. Alana is also an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium facilitator.