Hi, I'm Alison.

I'm a frontend web developer living in Washington, DC. ☀️

Coding by day, and sometimes by night

I currently work remotely for Bento for Business, a FinTech startup based in San Francisco/Chicago, where I build the web and mobile interfaces of the business expense management platform with React and React Native.

While I lived in Oakland, CA, I volunteered for OpenOakland (a Code for America brigade). I was on the steering committee for the year of 2019 where I lead the effort to modernize and open-source the organization's website in addition to running the org's internal and external communications. Before and after being part of the leadership team, I helped lead the Open Disclosure project, a website for local campaign finance visualization, in addition to being a code contributor for the site throughout my time there.


After I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Cognitive Science in 2017, I completed two software engineering bootcamps before being hired by Bento in 2018.

Et cetera

When I'm not reading a sci-fi book, I like to learn about humans, psychology, design, and civic technology. I also love traveling and spending time outdoors, including hiking, biking, camping, and rock climbing. I have a goal to visit every National Park in the US some day.