Alison began working at the Hood Museum of Art in summer 2007 as an intern while attending Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. During her internship, she was mentored by Bart Thurber, then-curator of European art, and Sharon Reed, then-public relations coordinator. After the internship, she continued to volunteer at the museum on a monthly basis. Alison graduated cum laude from Keene State College in 2009 with an individualized major in art history and a minor in studio art. In February 2010, Alison accepted the renewable term position of public relations assistant. In May 2016, she was promoted to Public Relations Coordinator, and in August 2020 she was promoted to Digital Content Manager.