Alison is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and commissioned as a naval officer through NROTC. She served as a Surface Warfare Officer, deploying multiple times to the Southeast Pacific and Middle East. She transitioned to the Naval Reserves where she continues to serve as a Public Affairs Officer. Following her time on active duty, Alison served as the Veterans Health Administration Digital Media Coordinator, Washington, D.C., and was the Digital Media Manager for The Cyphers Agency in Annapolis, Md. She’s additionally served as the Chair of Volunteers for Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Yokosuka, Japan, and the NAVSEA LNO Assistant to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic. She earned her Master’s Degree in Media Management from The New School, New York City. Alison’s husband serves on active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer and is currently assigned as the Operations Officer to the USS VELLA GULF (CG 72). Together they have one son and are expecting their second child in February 2017.