Born: 18 March, 1979
From a young age, Alison's brother Timothy was troubled, but a deep stuborn streak paired with the family desire to pretend nothing was amiss kept him from recieving the help he needed. By age fourteen he was already a budding alcoholic. By age fifteen he was on hard drugs. By sixteen he had dropped out of school, and by the week after his seveneenth birthday he was dead from an overdose of opiates.
Alison, three years older, was already in her second year of university. It was already her intention to major in psychology, but her brother's suicide cemented her desire to become a clinical psychologist and help those who were troubled, as her brother had been.
Thus it was with some surprise that she was recruited to the Third Atlantis Expedition after two years of post-doc work at Johns Hopkins. Initially slated to be a junior psychologist under the supervision of the Émigré psychologist Katie Heightmeyer, she was left as the only psycholgist on base following Heightmeyer's death and, thusly, Iohannes' primary psychologist following his Descension.