Alison Cohen

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Alison Cohen

Alison Cohen

  • CDDRL Honors Student, 2022-23


Major: Political Science
Minor: History and Creative Writing
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Thesis Advisor: David Laitin

Tentative Thesis Title: Grassroots Growth: Investigating the Afghan Local Police's effect on Developmental Aid Outcomes

Future aspirations post-Stanford: Not sure! I'm interested in diplomacy, venture capital, journalism, and stand-up comedy (in no particular order).

A fun fact about yourself: For a final class project, I once went an entire day without experiencing "modern time." I didn't look at clocks or use alarms for the whole day. It was the best Monday of finals week I've ever had!