ALBA Welcomes Two New Board Members and New Staff

May 19, 2022

ALBA is thrilled to announce two new additions to its Board of Governors: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Flint, Michigan, and Prof. Cristina Pérez Jiménez of New York City. Dr. Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, revealing that children were exposed to dangerous levels of lead. She is now the director of an initiative to mitigate the impact of the crisis. Her great uncle, Nuri Rafail Kutani, served as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. Cristina Pérez Jiménez is an assistant professor of English at Manhattan College, where she specializes in U.S. Latinx and Caribbean cultural studies with a focus on race and ethnicity, migration and diaspora studies, urban studies, and histories of the left and ethnic social movements. Meanwhile, the ALBA office welcomes Cole Stallone as Communications Associate. Cole, who holds a BA and MA in History from NYU, developed an interest in ALBA while working with archival material at the Tamiment Library.