In her role as City Diplomacy Manager, Alina’s work is to mobilise C40 member cities around strategic diplomatic objectives. She focuses on supporting C40’s COP26 engagement and the Cities Race to Zero as well as helping to drive C40’s EU advocacy strategy.

Prior to joining C40, she worked with the Europe Programme at Chatham House, a leading international affairs think tank, where she supported the development and management of research projects looking at global issues that require European engagement. Among these, a project exploring the future of democratic governance and a youth engagement project working to increase young people’s understanding of and engagement with the issue of climate change. Alina also spent a year working 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.

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