Alison Pride comes to grantwriting from a background in journalism, including both hard news and feature writing. She studied English literature and journalism at Seattle Pacific University, where she also edited the college newspaper. Following that, she worked for a time as a freelance writer and also as a reporter for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Bozeman, Montana. Upon returning to Washington to live, she discovered a passion for working with nonprofit organizations to help them tell their stories, which led her to a certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington-Tacoma and grantwriting. From 2015-2017, she served as the grants manager for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tacoma. Recently, she returned to freelancing, working with clients across multiple sectors, and she recently joined the Fundraising Management program at UW Tacoma as a grantwriting instructor.