Alison Stevens is a Faculty Assistant for the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites at the University of Maryland (CICS-MD). She received her M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. Previously she was a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow working in a communications capacity supporting the NOAA Climate Program Office's Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections program.