Alison Votaw was born and raised in Bakersfield. She attended California State University, Fresno and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Communications. After college, she did public outreach for a mosquito abatement district in Fresno County where sh e enjoyed educating the public and creating educational materials. Through the abatement district, Alison was given the opportunity to work for Verily Life Sciences as an Outreach Assistant on their DeBug Fresno Project. Alison started as an intern for Providence and is now our Project Assistant. In her spare time, Alison loves to photograph unique places and animals.