Alison Davis (née Wallace) was the 2015-2016 Graduate Scholar for the CHRC, and continues to do work for the CHRC in the 2016-2017 academic year. She is a third-year student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she is pursuing a career in international humanitarian and human rights law. She has more than six years of experience in human rights advocacy and international development for governmental and non-governmental organizations, primarily in West Africa.
Prior to beginning law school, Alison consulted for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $481 million Burkina Faso program where she monitored health and safety, social inclusion, and the environmental performance of major infrastructure projects. Alison also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea (2009) and in Burkina Faso (2010-2012), where she led several human rights trainings for adults and youth on conflict resolution and mediation, and advised families on legal resources to assist them in issues such as domestic abuse, child labor, and forced marriage.
At law school, Alison is an Associate Editor of the International Law Review and serves on the Board of the National Security Law Association. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Studies and French at Otterbein College,where she was awarded the Dr. Elizabeth Doerschuk O’Bear Award for foreign languages. In her spare time she manages a small education fund for girls in Burkina Faso, who receive annual scholarships and serve as volunteers in their local libraries and primary schools.