Alison is originally from Burlington, Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010. She spent 4 years working at both the high school and collegiate levels as an Athletic Trainer before attending graduate school at the University of Connecticut, where she earned her M.S. in Exercise Science in 2016. During graduate school, she served as the Athletic Trainer for UCONN Women's Ice Hockey and Men's and Women's Tennis, and assisted with football. She completed a longitudinal study looking at changes in collegiate women's soccer players' LESS scores and vertical jump height over the course of the season.