While growing up in New York, 1,281 miles from Miami, Alena was always a ‘Cane at heart. So when it came time for college, this effervescent, talented young woman could only think of one place, the U. Spirit is surely Alena’s middle name. High energy motivated by art, dance , community service and being a Miami Hurricane define her. She exudes passion for everything she does from her interior design business, being a member of the UM Sunsations and finding ways to merge her talent into giving back to the community. Words of wisdom passed down by her dad are what inspire her each day to embrace life with zest, excitement and enthusiasm. She truly lives his words!