Alison spent most of her adult life in Chicago, but was born and raised in Nebraska. She loves being in classrooms, both as the teacher and the student, and she is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Currently, she is finishing her Ph.D. dissertation in history. Alison has master’s degrees in both education and history and has taught various subjects for over ten years. While conducting research for her dissertation, she lived in the Czech Republic and Austria for a total of two years. She now lives in Bratislava. She speaks German, Czech and is a avid learner of Slovak.
In her free time, Alison enjoys exploring Bratislava, learning Slovak, and traveling with friends in search of quirky and unusual locations.