Economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Oakland University, John Hopkins University


  • 5+ years of journalism experience
  • Current economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Former assistant coordinator for Volunteer Africa


Joana Allamani has more than five years of journalism experience, writing about such topics as investing strategy, ETFs, commodities, alternative investments, cybersecurity, virtual currency, and more. Currently an economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, she has done broadcast work for Voice of America, including live and/or voiceover work for television and radio. Joana also prepares and reads scripts for news items in her native Albanian. She was an assistant coordinator for Volunteer Africa, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. She has volunteered for Syrian American Rescue Network and Freedom House Detroit.


Joana has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Oakland University and a master’s degree in international relations and international economics from Johns Hopkins University.