Alana McConnell, Partner Experience and Engagement Coordinator

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What was your background before coming to IFM?
I grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Pennsylvania  where I received a BA in Communications with a minor in Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. I have worked in both customer service and administrative roles in marketing, retail, and education.

How would the IFM community know you?
If you have attended IFM's foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), then we may have met onsite or you may recognize my name in your inbox as we continue your path towards Certification. I am also one of your first points of contact on the phone and may have walked you through your account, helped you plan your program pathway, or provided information on upcoming IFM conferences and events.

What would the IFM community be surprised to learn about you?
I once worked as a daily contributor for a female-run sports news website. I am an avid baseball fan (Go Giants!) and a day in the ballpark with my scorebook is one of my favorite hobbies.