Allison Martin, M.S. draws on over a decade of experience at the crossroads of health and government. As a Director at Faegre Drinker Consulting, she partners with organizations in the patient-advocacy and biomedical-science space to advance their missions through public policy, advocacy, and federal-government relations. Allison uses firsthand experience to help organizations and coalitions navigate the congressional landscape through planning and executing congressional advocacy campaigns as well as developing policy and legislative strategies. Allison also helps patient-advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry work with agency leaders on patient-focused drug-development activities, including creation and growth of public-private partnerships, the development of patient experience data, and facilitation of community-led drug-development guidances. Before her work as a consultant, Allison served as a senior healthcare fellow for U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey and as a staffer for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Allison earned a Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology from Georgetown University.