Alison has more than 20 years experience in community-based work and scaled social ventures.
She started her career in community-based work, designing and leading micro-enterprise programs for urban youth. While in business school, she co-founded what is now the Global Social Venture Competition, the largest international business plan competition for double or triple bottom line businesses. Alison has spent the last 15 years dedicated to education-based social ventures that are designed to have human impact at scale, including Benetech (where she built and launched their first product, a digital book service for individuals with reading disabilities), GreatSchools (the 6th largest parenting website, a nonprofit using information to drive school improvement), and InsideTrack (a venture-backed scaled services company delivering 1:1 coaching to students to increase college completion rates). A serial ‘social entrepreneur,’ Alison co-founded a thriving PreK-8th grade dual immersion school in Oakland (Escuela Bilingue Internacional) in 2006 that now serves over 300 students.
She has her B.A. from Harvard University, her MBA from the Haas School of Business, and is currently an Echoing Green fellow.