Alison graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in political science and a minor in international studies. She was captain of the varsity golf team and was also a member of the Chi Omega sorority, Mortar Board, and Phi Beta Kappa. Before attending William & Mary, she served under U.S. Representative Barbara Cubin in a number of capacities, including press secretary and legislative assistant. While at William & Mary, she was a member of the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, the Federalist Society, the Public Service Fund, and served as President of the Election Law Society. Alison spent her summers in Washington, D.C. as a law clerk with the Republican National Committee and the Office of the Center Judge Advocate at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is now a Judge Advocate General with the United States Marine Corps.
Her Own Words
"The William & Mary election law program has grown to national prominence in just a few short years. W&M offers unique election law courses instructed by some of the best election law attorneys in the country, as well as rewarding summer employment opportunities in the field. Best of all, the program has resulted in permanent election law employment opportunities for several W&M graduates.
"Interestingly, the election law program was initiated by a bi-partisan group of students who expressed a desire to take classes exploring the intersection of law and politics. The W&M faculty is full of professors and administrators who respond positively to students’ intellectual curiosities and work to create innovative and interesting academic opportunities. Of this, the election law program is tangible proof."