About Alison Shea

Alison is a Global Policy and Advocacy Associate with Global Poverty Project (GPP). Prior to joining GPP, she had a high-rolling career in finance but counted every hour of the day. So she left and couldn't be happier. She's a huge propronent of the power of business to change the world for the better and you'll definitely see her ranting about that often.

Why Alison Shea is a Global Citizen

I am a global citizen because I believe that my mission in life is to learn and love as much as I possibly can. If I can say I've done that, then my life will be a success.

Stories

  1. Video: How girls around the world are fighting for gender equality through football
    Girls & Women

    How girls around the world are fighting for gender equality through football

    By Alison Shea|May 16, 2016

    The Global Goals World Cup brings together women of all ages and backgrounds! Read more

  2. Article: 4 ways women stand to lose more from climate change
    Girls & Women

    4 ways women stand to lose more from climate change

    By Alison Shea|Dec. 17, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    Climate change does not affect all people equally. Read more

  3. Article: Pearl Jam wants to end gender based violence
    Girls & Women

    Pearl Jam wants to end gender based violence

    By Alison Shea  and  Olivia Howell|Dec. 7, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    Yet another reason why Pearl Jam is awesome - as if they weren't already rockstars. Read more

  4. Article: One more reason to be careful with antibiotics: obesity
    Health

    One more reason to be careful with antibiotics: obesity

    By Alison Shea|Nov. 12, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    The link between antibiotics and weight gain is getting clearer. Remember factory farming? Read more

  5. Article: What I learned from going broke in Costa Rica
    Citizenship

    What I learned from going broke in Costa Rica

    By Alison Shea|Oct. 26, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    How does tourism REALLY affect pour countries? Read more

  6. Article: How Turkey could change the lives of 100 million women
    Girls & Women

    How Turkey could change the lives of 100 million women

    By Alison Shea  and  Lewit Gemeda|Aug. 17, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    This year's G20 summit has the potential to change lives. Read more

  7. Article: Why the heck was I asked to tweet Iceland and Uruguay about WOMEN?
    Girls & Women

    Why the heck was I asked to tweet Iceland and Uruguay about WOMEN?

    By Alison Shea|July 31, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    And what are they doing about girls and women? Read more

  8. Article: This is what can happen when you get 193 countries in 1 room
    Finance & Innovation

    This is what can happen when you get 193 countries in 1 room

    By Alison Shea|July 22, 2015

    "Talk is cheap, but progress has costs," Diana Ohlbaum. Read more

  9. Article: Why a city in Ethiopia is bumming me out
    Finance & Innovation

    Why a city in Ethiopia is bumming me out

    By Alison Shea|July 13, 2015

    The Financing for Development Conference will likely miss the mark and this is kind of a big deal. Read more

  10. Article: Want to boost your faith in humanity?  Listen to what global citizens had to say to the US State Department
    Finance & Innovation

    Want to boost your faith in humanity? Listen to what global citizens had to say to the US State Department

    By Alison Shea|July 10, 2015

    This is why Global Citizens get stuff done. You guys rock! Read more