Program Assistant & Project Coordinator

At the end of 2011, Alaina joined the staff at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) where a part-time temporary assignment morphed into a long-term professional relationship. When Alaina completed her transition away from theatre in 2013 she joined MSRI full-time as the Assistant for Scientific Activities. In this position, Alaina played an integral role in the organization, planning, logistics, and evaluation of MSRI’s scientific research programs and other activities. In 2015, Alaina left MSRI (for a while) and relocated to Sacramento, CA. Alaina joined the architecture firm Lionakis as one of three Project Coordinators, but within weeks both colleagues had moved on to other opportunities. Alaina rose to the challenge of ‘figuring it out’ and earned the full trust and reliance of the architects, as well as a promotion to Senior Project Coordinator within a year.