Alison Parker, PhD is Senior Program Associate with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. In this role, she evaluates and amplifies participatory approaches to science and technology, and builds connections between science, society, and public policy. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Open Science Hardware Foundation and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Citizen Science Association, including as Chair from 2019-2020. Previously, Alison served on the Innovation Team in the Office of Research and Development at the US Environmental Protection Agency, where she led initiatives to increase the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science for EPA research and decision-making. Alison received her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the George Washington University and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto.