Alena is a digital media professional specializing in health and wellness content creation. She reviews products for Verywell Health, Verywell Fit. and Verywell Mind.
Alena is a digital media professional based in Asheville, North Carolina. After accruing nearly a decade of editorial and managerial experience in New York, she relocated to her home state in 2018 to work as a consultant for companies focused on health and healthcare, and live among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition, Alena worked as a fitness trainer at New York Sports Club for two years. She also has a 200-hour yoga teacher certification and has experience in private yoga training.
Alena has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts in magazine journalism from New York University.
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