Alison is pursuing dual Masters degrees in International Relations and Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance and the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University. She is currently writing her thesis on peacebuilding environmental governance programs. This summer she completed an internship in the Office of the Executive Secretary at the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany where she advised her team on policy and communications strategy. She has a dual Bachelors degree in Political Science and Television & Film from Syracuse University. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Alison was a producer at CNN in Washington, DC.