As Senior Director of Strategic Learning and Innovation, Alison helps GlobalGiving generate evidence, share learning, and collaborate with peers in philanthropy and global development. She leads strategy innovation and organizational learning, helping GlobalGiving become more community-led. In her former work as GlobalGiving’s Director of Marketing and Communications, she helped develop GlobalGiving’s brand voice and co-created ethical storytelling principles with community members. Born and raised in Colorado, Alison is back at home after studying communication at Pepperdine University and received graduate degrees in community development and monitoring and evaluation from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University. While she supports many GlobalGiving projects, she’s most passionate about improving maternal health and addressing climate change.