Alan has been writing for National Public Radio’s “Planet Money” program, which explains the intricacies of the financial crisis to ordinary Americans in plain English. In addition, he provides strategy and marketing consulting to a range of new media entrepreneurs. He received a BA in Political Science and Astronomy from Williams College in 2006 and a MBA with concentrations in Finance and Management at Columbia Business School in 2008. His published work includes policy analysis for a Washington, DC think tank, reporting in Mexico City for Newsweek International, a sociological study of the Muslim community of Granada, Spain and a thesis on democracy promotion programs in Central Asia. In his downtime, Alan enjoys distance running, jazz, alpine skiing and backpacking.
Updated February 2009