Alison Patch is a director in APCO Worldwide’s Global Solutions practice based in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in issues related to energy and the Russian speaking world.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Patch worked as a documentary filmmaker, servicing global client communications in Russia, Brazil, India, South East Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States. A security specialist, Alison has also worked as a counterterrorism analytical consultant and translator and as an educator in the North Caucasus Federal District of the Russian Federation.
Ms. Patch holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion concentrating in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University. She speaks Russian and holds a certificate in Translation and Interpretation of economics and politics from Pyatigorsk State Linguistics University. She is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Security Policy from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.