Alison Bours is creative director in the Office of External Relations at CSIS, where she oversees the design of CSIS marketing materials and reports, web projects, and branding initiatives. She works closely with the Center's internal interactive production studio, the Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, to design cutting-edge products with CSIS’s research programs. She previously served as deputy director of external relations, program manager and marketing associate, program assistant, and intern in the Office of External Relations. Ms. Bours received a certificate in advanced graphic design, as well as a certificate in typeface design in 2012. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.