Alison Aadland joined the Fulbright team in 2016, traveling across the country to Washington, DC from her Fargo-Moorhead hometown in Minnesota. She comes from an eclectic background of international, academic, and non-profit experience. She holds an M.A. in Medieval Studies from King’s College, London, where she specialized in Viking Age history.
She received her B.A. from Concordia College in Global Studies with an East Asian Concentration and a Psychology minor, which included a one-year study abroad at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. She additionally worked in Japan for two years as an English instructor, and has worked as a communications specialist and coordinator in a non-profit mental health agency. These experiences have given Alison a passion for international relations and intercultural exchange, as well as a strong devotion to education and societal welfare, which she brings with her to the Fulbright Association.