Alison graduated from the University of Michigan, and has a master's degree in Public Policy. She has worked for several years at the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan. Born profoundly deaf, Alison was mainstreamed into public schools in second grade. She participated in basketball, volleyball, and softball -- all at varsity level -- as well as numerous community volunteer activities such as the Red Cross Blood Drive, the United Way Walk For Warmth, the Feed Your Neighbor Program at Faith Community Church, and the Bluestreak Buddy Program, which pairs an elementary student with a high school student -- all the while carrying a full academic schedule. She and her husband married in August 2019, and bought a home shortly after to live closer to our families in Southeastern Michigan. They spend time cooking, enjoying the outdoors, fixing up their home, and whatever keeps them busy during the pandemic.