Phalana leads the newly founded Harbor Freight Leadership Lab, a program established in partnership with Harbor Freight Tools for Schools that aims to boost skilled trades education by developing effective leaders. Phalana also drives learning throughout all Drucker Institute programs by producing content for our online courses for managers and training programs for rising public sector leaders, as well as the digital learning modules for our nonprofit performance recognition program. Her portfolio includes executing our social media strategy and serving as curriculum specialist and director of our youth-centered Drucker for English Language Learners program.
Phalana joined the Drucker Institute in 2010 with a rich background in teaching and curriculum design, nonprofit program management and the performing arts. She has lobbied for public welfare reform in Washington, D.C., taught youth and adults in Virginia, New York and California, and performed in film, theater, commercial and television productions globally.
Phalana holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in teaching from the University of Virginia. She serves on the Executive Committee of Claremont Change, a grassroots organization aimed at addressing issues of racial justice and equity in Claremont, California. Phalana also competes and teaches with Claremont Racewalking, and has recently taken on the challenge of studying the Japanese language.