Alyson Reimer is the Executive Assistant to john a. powell and a licensed attorney. A Seattle native, Alyson attended Western Washington University and received degrees in Sociology and Psychology with emphasis on race & ethnicity and behavioral neuroscience, respectively. Alyson worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center as a researcher for the Intelligence Report and as a law clerk to Morris Dees. She attended Boalt Hall School of Law (Berkeley Law) for law school, and has since worked in the public interest as an attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid and the East Bay Community Law Center. Her work includes both legislative advocacy for welfare reform, and, direct services for recipients of public benefits and victims of domestic abuse. Alyson is interested in restructuring state and federal welfare programs in order to combat structural racism and class-based bias.