Alison is a Data Scientist & Professional Educator at RStudio. She has used R both in the classroom as a professor, and in the lab as a scientist and mentor. She specializes in teaching data science to new and advanced R users, and helping data scientists adopt literate programming tools to document and communicate their work. She is one of the authors of the book “blogdown: Making Websites with R Markdown”. Previously, she was an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of a computational research center at Oregon Health & Science University. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and Autism Speaks. Alison holds a Ph.D. in psychology and quantitative methods from Vanderbilt University (2008) and an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech (2002).