Dedicated, innovative, and positive, Alison joined The Trevor Project in 2012 bringing expertise in youth public policy and advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels. Prior to joining The Trevor Project, Alison was Public Policy Manager at the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), where she focused on state and local policy issues. She provided technical assistance and resources to students, local advocates, and partner organizations seeking policy change at the state and local level to make schools safer and more respectful for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Alison also has a great deal of grassroots advocacy experience, having long volunteered with the DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), a grassroots, community-based organization which seeks to secure and protect the rights of the entire Washington, DC, trans community. More recently, Alison helped to found Trans Legal Advocates of Washington (TransLAW), an organization which partners with legal service organizations and clinics to provide culturally competent legal services to the trans community. A New Jersey native, Alison is a graduate of Rutgers University, and she earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. Alison’s LGBTQ Hero: Phyllis Frye.