Alison Turner is a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill in Education. She has completed her coursework in the Culture, Curriculum, and Change Program and is currently working on her dissertation proposal to examine the experiences of Latino/a and White parents in sending their children to a dual-language immersion program. Alison's research interests include developing bilingualism and biculturalism in all children and fostering home to school connections in the classroom in order to capitalize on the strengths that culturally and linguistically diverse children and their families bring to the classroom. Her advisors are Dr. Claudia Cervantes-Soon and Dr. Xue Lan Rong of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Alison grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and graduated with a Master of Arts in Spanish from UNCG in 2008. Today she resides in Raleigh, North Carolina and has a three year old daughter and a baby on the way. She speaks Spanish and English.