Alea has been in the financial industry for five years, most recently serving at State Employees' Credit Union focusing on consumer lending and financial counseling. Alea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University. She began her non-profit career at Habitat for Humanity, advocating for affordable housing in their Homeownership & Neighborhood Programs Division as a Family Services Associate. Alea is thrilled to bring her passion for community development to CSBDF. Originally from Creedmoor, NC, Alea enjoys painting, visiting museums, and outdoor adventures.