Originally from New York, Alison holds a B.A. in Politics and Jewish Studies from Mount Holyoke College. As a freelance writer she’s written articles about politics, human rights and resource development for The Huffington Post, Policy Mic and LookupPage, as well as published articles in Haaretz and several new media sources like +972 Magazine and Global Voices. She is currently working on her first novel, “The Disappearing Act” (working title), which follows a twelve-year old Jewish girl on her journey to find the trees that her grandparent’s planted for her in Israel.
As a communications consultant, she’s produced media assessments and communications strategies, training, events and campaigns for clients in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Her press work has been published by The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, Telegraph, Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post on CNN, BBC Radio and National Public Radio. She has also developed and executed several messaging and fundraising campaigns that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars by telephone, email and the internet for public and private entities. Proficient in Hebrew and Arabic, Alison works with international NGOs, journalists and individuals to produce work in the oPT and Israel.
As a young, tech-savvy organizer, Alison has lectured about technology and grassroots organizing at Boston University, Tufts University and MIT and was profiled in Al Quds, The Boston Globe and Utne Reader.