Alana Pudalov is excited to be a Graduate Assistant at NYU’s Work Life Office. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) at NYU while also working as a teacher at the Pleasantville Children’s Center. Tapping into her background of positive psychology, social work, law, and sociology, she ensures that the team works effectively towards the mission of making life simpler so you can be your best. As an experienced leader with over 10 years of working across cultures with patients throughout different stages in life, she is excited to share her knowledge, skills, and creativity with those at NYU. She earned a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science with a law minor from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. She is a life-long learner and enjoys collaborating with leaders in the community and building partnerships. Alana is passionate about recognizing the strengths in others and supporting those around her in their journey to achieve personal and professional goals.