Alison currently works for the China desk at the U.S.State Department and will work for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing during Summer 2019. Before studying at Georgetown, she worked in China for two years, first analyzing environmental and regulatory challenges for a consulting firm in Shanghai, and then teaching and translating in Beijing.
Prior to her work in mainland China, she was a Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) scholar at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and a graduate of Cornell University, where she minored in China and Asia-Pacific studies and majored in Government and Economics. During her undergraduate studies, she also interned at the U.S. Department of Defense and focused on peacekeeping and stabilization issues.
In the future, she plans to focus on ongoing economic and security issues between the U.S. and China, continue studying Russian, and explore new areas of cooperation between the U.S. and Asia-Pacific partners.
"I chose MSFS because of its amazing faculty, many of whom have incredible experience working with Asia-Pacific issues.”