After completing her undergraduate degree in history from Loyola University Chicago and a master's degree from the University of Chicago, Alana O'Reilly returned to Loyola to complete a law degree. She is currently enrolled in the part-time division, working during the day as a law clerk in a small litigation firm and attending classes in the evening.
Alana was also a member of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Team for 2011-2012, where she competed at the national level. She was awarded second best speaker, second best brief, and finalist team at regionals.
Pursuing her passion for children's issues, Alana is currently an editor for the Children's Legal Rights Journal. She is also a member of Love 146, an international organization dedicated to awareness and prevention of sex trafficking of children, and an intern at the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola.