If children are the future of our society, teachers are the foundation of the future. We’re with students day in and day out, guiding them through their adolescence, as they develop into adults. There’s a lot of responsibility in that, and a lot of passion.”

Alison’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“Chemistry is a wonderful combination of both theory and mathematics in an attempt to explain the world around us. It explains the world in a way that breaks it down to its base pieces and it’s amazing what the world can do with such few basic building blocks.”

Professional Experience

Alison worked as a teaching assistant for General Chemistry at Stanford University for three years. She also worked for the Leland Scholars Program and the Math and Science for Minority Students Program at Phillips Academy in 2016. Additionally, Alison worked as a tutor for five years.

Alison will begin teaching at Santa Catalina School during the 2018–2019 school year.


Alison enjoys baking cupcakes and snuggling with her two golden retrievers.

Academic Background

  • Stanford University (Master of Arts in Education)
  • Stanford University (Master of Science in Chemistry)
  • Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Performance Studies)
  • Stanford University (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)