Alison Harsch is the instructor for the Stanford e-Kobe course at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). In addition to her work at SPICE, she supports the Silicon Valley Japan Platform (SVJP).
Prior to joining SPICE, Alison gained experience in teaching and program management as a head coordinator for the global education company GPI US. She also taught English at five schools ranging from kindergarten to junior high school as an Assistant Language Teacher through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Her interests lie in cross-cultural education, cognitive development, and language acquisition.
Alison received a BA in International Relations, Japanese, and Psychology from the University of California, Davis. A native Californian, she has studied abroad in Aichi Prefecture and Kyoto, Japan, and lived in Sanuki, Kagawa Prefecture during her time with JET.