Alison grew up in Bend, Oregon and moved across the country to upstate New York to attend Bard College. While in school, she studied Human Rights and Latin American studies and worked as an English tutor for migrant farm workers in the community. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and work with a non-profit teaching English to children in Teotitlan del Valle, a rural rug-weaving village outside of the city. She recently spent a few weeks exploring Mexico City and would love to live there someday.
Alison is passionate about travel and has also spent time in Western and Eastern Europe. She finds cultural exchange to be extremely important and rewarding and believes that families and loved ones should not have to be separated by borders. Before working at Passage, Alison worked at a local non-profit immigration law firm, where she gained experience helping immigrants, refugees, and asylees gain legal status. She is excited to be helping bring families together at Passage and hopes to eventually attend law school to become an immigration lawyer.
When she’s not working, Alison enjoys making and drinking coffee, reading, seeing live music, planning trips, and taking photos of dogs she sees on the street.