Though she is the daughter of a military officer, Alana was mostly raised by her single mother after her parents’ divorce when she was eight. Her home life was stable if hectic, with her mother returning to her home state of Texas.
However bright she might be, scholarships could not cover the difference to help pay for college and med school, Alana decided to enlist in the Army. This decision covered her schooling, but also saw her serving two tours in the Middle East where she did well as a combat medic. Alana had only recently mustered out of service when she was tapped for X-Corps.