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Chief of Staff

Alison Crawford is MBL’s Chief of Staff. She supports the Director in managing the execution of key priorities across the institution including its strategic and programmatic partners and internal and external stakeholders. Key areas of responsibility include serving as a liaison with the Board of Trustees and the University of Chicago for interactions on MBL academic, strategic, and governance initiatives and activities. Alison has a BA in English from Merrimack College and a MS in Nonprofit and Association Management from the University of Maryland. She has supported senior leadership at a variety of nonprofit organizations including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).