Alison Halpern

Alison Halpern is the Scientific Policy Advisor at the Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) where she’s worked since 2018. She led the development of the state’s new climate-smart incentive program Sustainable Farms and Fields and represents the SCC on the Washington Soil Health Initiative. Alison came to the SCC after working for the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board for 13 years, first as its Education Specialist and then its Executive Secretary. She earned her Ph.D. in Ecology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.