As Senior Manager in the External Engagement team, Alina is the C40 project lead for Urban 20, an initiative which brings cities together to elevate urban voices in the G20 ecosystem and beyond. Since leading the project in 2022, Alina has worked closely with Jakarta City Hall, Ahmedabad Municipality, and the city halls of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, as well as the G20 Indonesia, G20 India and G20 Brazil Presidencies. Before joining the U20 team, she managed the Cities Race to Zero campaign, a programme for cities committed to delivering climate action run by a coalition of not-for-profit partners.

Previously, 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. Her specific focus was on multi-partner initiatives. Among these, a project exploring the intersection of democracy and technology and a youth engagement project working to increase young people’s understanding of key policy issues across Europe and Africa. Alina also has previous professional experience in Brussels, including at the Strategy unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, a regional 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.