Alona M. Sistrunk


Alona Melanie Sistrunk is a proud North County St. Louis native and a 2009 graduate of Howard University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Theatre Arts. She currently serves as the Civil Rights Litigation Specialist for the MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis. Before joining MacArthur, Alona worked with the ACLU of Missouri (prior to, during and following the unrest in Ferguson), as well as the National Employment Law Project.  Alona previously interned in the U.S. House of Representatives and with the Department of Justice, Voting Rights Section, where she helped investigate proposed local election changes under the authority of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In 2017, Alona was selected as a New Leaders Council (NLC) Fellow. She is one of a select "corps of diverse, new progressive leaders" across the country training in NLC's premiere political entrepreneurship program "to improve the progressive infrastructure and ensure strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity".

Alona loves all things health and wellness. She enjoys running, creating her own plant-based beauty and foodie recipes, and promoting black-owned businesses and service providers whenever and wherever she can. 

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Twitter & Instagram: @AlonaMelody