Alison has lived, learned and worked across the United States, France, India and Rwanda. After completing a dual degree at NYU in Photography & Imaging and Art History, she worked as a curator for several of New York’s cutting-edge photography exhibitions, and later at JSTOR, one of the world’s largest tech-driven knowledge repositories.
Eager to deepen her expertise, she moved to Paris, France and pursued a Master’s degree in Communications at the Sorbonne, while consulting for Parisian organisations seeking to expand into new markets. Learning fluent French, Alison quickly became a bridge between the United States and France, working with The Arts Arena to bring prominent American intellectuals, artists, and public figures (including Willem Dafoe, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Storr) to engage with Parisian audiences.
Alison has spent the last seven years in India, working with startups, grassroots entrepreneurs, and innovative hybrid organisations like The/Nudge Institute’s Centre for Social Innovation. Her work has taken her to 19 out of India’s 28 states, where she's developed a deep understanding of the nuanced social fabric, rich wisdom, and intricate challenges of the world’s most populous country.
Alison now runs a boutique agency helping companies evolve into brands; which helps them raise funding, hire great people, and connect with large customers and partners. Her unique combination of a truly global perspective and the lived experience of a founder’s journey makes Alison a powerful partner for visionary leaders.