Alana Conner is a cultural psychologist who writes and speaks about culture, health, and innovation for a variety of venues, which have included The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Television, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, where she served as senior editor for five years. With Stanford professor Hazel Rose Markus, she is currently coauthoring Clash! Why Cultures Collide and How To Harness the Energy. She also consults to corporations and nonprofits about how to communicate with diverse audiences.
Alana earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University, her doctorate in cultural psychology from Stanford University, and her postdoctoral certificate in health psychology from the University of California, San Francisco. Her award-winning research examines social class and cultural differences in decision-making and health.