Alena Cowley Education: Georgia Southern University Location: Nashville Metropolitan Area Highlights Alena Cowley is an award-winning communications specialist with over seven years of professional experience in mass media, leadership development and client services. Education Alena received a B.S. in Journalism from Georgia Southern University. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.