As Senior Manager, U20 & G20 Engagement, Alina is the C40 project lead for Urban 20, an initiative which brings cities together to collectively inform the G20 agenda and negotiations. In 2022, she worked closely with Jakarta City Hall on Jakarta’s Chairship of the Urban 20, and in 2023 she leads on the relationship with the city of Ahmedabad and the G20 India Presidency. Previously, she also worked on C40’s COP26 engagement, the Cities Race to Zero campaign and C40’s EU advocacy strategy.

Prior to joining C40, Alina was Programme Coordinator with the Europe Programme at Chatham House, a leading international affairs think tank, where she supported the development and management of complex research projects. Among these are a project exploring the future of democratic governance and a youth engagement project working to increase young people’s understanding of and engagement with key political issues. Alina has previous professional experience in Brussels, including at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, a non-governmental civil society organisation.

Alina graduated from King’s College London with a degree in European Studies and holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh.