Alison Bowers is a research consultant and methodologist. She holds a PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Tech. Her background and experience include working as a field-based environmental educator with the Cooperative Extension Service and at the national-scale with nonprofit conservation and education organizations. Alison has an EdS in Early Childhood Special Education from George Washington University, a MFRC with a Certificate in Environmental Education and Communication from the University of Florida, and a BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her research focus is on research design and process and she is particularly interested in research reviews, systematic reviews, and grounded theory methodology. Alison works with the Social Ecology lab on the eeWORKS project, efforts to explore environmental literacy at a collective scale, and exploring questions about how we as researchers can support the development of thriving, resilient communities.