Alina Bachmann received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle in 2009. She fostered a particular interest in digital media through a creative internship for Next New Networks in Manhattan, where her graphics were incorporated in its web productions. Alina demonstrates extensive knowledge in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop and InDesign, having worked with these programs for over a decade; she utilizes her foundation and technical skills in the arts to inform both the process and quality of her designs. She has partnered with numerous organizations on creative endeavors both digital and print. Her graphic work has appeared on Nickelodeon, PBS, CNN, The Colbert Report, Daily News, The Guardian, and new stations across the tri-state area. In 2016, she had the honor of designing the official seal for the newly commemorated "National Mammal"–an emblem recognized by the White House and national parks across the United States; in 2017, she illustrated and designed her first book. Alina proudly joined the Institute in 2016 as the Graphic Artist for its publications and web presence. She has found purpose in applying her artistic skill to activist campaigns, with much focus on animal welfare, however, has discovered an equal passion in issues related to child welfare.