Alaina Totten

3rd Year Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of Economics

Alaina Totten is from Alpharetta, Georgia. She received a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Finance at Georgia College & State University where she was selected as the Outstanding Economics Major. Her current research focuses on homelessness in Georgia with special interest in understanding demographics and underlying factors of persistent homelessness. Future research will analyze how to better serve individuals and how weather impacts an individual’s decision to enter an Emergency Shelter. As a Sam Nunn Security Program Fellow, she is studying the impact of Internal Displacement on National Security. She enjoys art, sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

Research Areas:

  • International Trade
  • Industrial Organization
  • Information Privacy
  • Security
  • B.S. Economics, Georgia College & State University, 2015
Awards and
  • Sam Nunn Security Fellow, 2017