Alejandra was born and raised in Umatilla, Oregon and moved to the Willamette Valley to attend Western Oregon University. She studied community health education with a minor in psychology. Honna has always been drawn to working with youth after witnessing firsthand the lack of help youth received in her home town. She loves being a supportive, positive role model in the lives of the youth she serves here at Friends of the Children—Portland. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son and family, hiking, reading and playing sports.