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Staff Spotlight—Alison Smith

1 March 2015 No Comment

As a recent college graduate, I was delighted to take over the position of marketing and online community coordinator at the American Statistical Association. As part of my position, I manage the online Community, including ASA Connect, the all-member forum.

Born and raised in Virginia, I grew up in a small country town right outside of Charlottesville. I attended James Madison University (JMU) and earned a degree in English. I’m now working on my MBA in marketing from Liberty University.


At 16, I took my first job at Regal Cinemas, scooping popcorn and tearing tickets. I can now say I have an appreciation for film, and my dream is attending the Festival de Cannes. Before my position at the ASA, I worked as a lab assistant at JMU with the Language Resource Center.

In my free time, I enjoy snuggling on the couch with my cat, Pebbles, and a good book in hand. When it gets warm, I love biking and exploring the DC area with my lovely boyfriend. Admittedly, I am way too dependent on coffee and chocolate. I have never left the East Coast—my first trip out west will be for JSM in Seattle!

It has been a pleasure being part of the team, and I look forward to working with more members in the future. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at alison@amstat.org if you have any questions.

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