Alison is the program coordinator for the Desai Family Accelerator, a joint venture by the Zell Lurie Institute at the Ross School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering. Before joining the University of Michigan, she spent the last four years working for the United States Senate. After advocating for the people Michigan in Washington, DC, she has returned to the area to continue supporting local growth and entrepreneurship. Alison has a B.A. in Public Policy from Western Michigan University.