Alison Paxson serves as the Communications & Policy Associate with Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio.
Alison believes every child contributes to the vibrancy and success of our communities. She is driven to ensure that every child is safe, fed, nurtured, cared for, and able to access opportunities to gain the social, economic, cultural and political capital necessary to flourish into adulthood and give back to their communities. As Policy and Communications Associate for CDF-Ohio, she uses her words and advocacy to powerfully uplift the needs of children in Ohio and elevate data-driven policy solutions to improve their livelihoods and create a more equitable and just society. Forever inspired by the 9th and 10th graders she used to work with in direct service, Alison makes it her life’s work to honor the voices and strengths of youth and ensure age never limits the right for every young person to give meaningful input in the decisions that impact their wellbeing and their communities. Alison is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she studied political science and Spanish. She grew up in Enon, Ohio – an upbringing she credits for her passion for inclusivity, equity, and public service.