Originally from the Ozarks, Lana made her way to the Big Easy after receiving her masters degree in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Her desire to understand what it means to belong to a community drew her to philosophy. Likewise, her love of literature stems from books’ ability to help readers find common ground and truly empathize with the experiences of others. She also has extensive experience working in restaurants — so it’s fair to say, Lana is quick on her feet and a bit of a jill-of-all-trades. She works side-by-side with JKS president Marissa DeCuir, and keeps JKS running smoothly by assisting in the development of new systems to maximize efficiency.