“Alana Lea is a voice for the rainforest.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Alana moved to the United States as soon as she could walk, and only learned that she emerged from the most diverse and endangered rainforest on earth, when she herself was a mother.
She had instinctively cultivated a passion for the plant kingdom as a horticulturalist for more than thirty years, while later telling its stories as a visual artist. In addition to the creation of Tropiflora, a successful tropical nursery business, these years yielded exhibits of her botanical watercolors and digital collages at the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Smithsonian Institution and Museum of Natural History.
As a founding member of the Womens Speakers Association, she confidently takes the stage of schools and social enterprise events to tell stories of renewal and hope.
Alana is also the founder of the non-profit iGiveTrees projects that began in Brazil, helping subsistence farmers to become stewards of the renewed forests. The project now invites international schools, organizations and companies to share the benefits of bringing carbon back home to the soil.”