Meet the Editor – October

Alison SiedorQ&A With October’s Featured Editor: Alison Siedor

Alison Siedor is an Associate in Goodwin’s New York office.

BMW: When you were 8, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Alison: I care a lot about animals, and I’m interested in medical things, so when I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian. Then I realized that part of the job involved occasionally euthanizing people’s pets, so that plan very quickly went out the window.

BMW: What is something on your bucket list?

Alison: I don’t really have a specific bucket list, but I’d like to continue traveling so that I can see as much of the world as possible.  Something I think would be pretty amazing would be to see the Northern Lights.  This March, I’m visiting Finland and Norway – super far north, in the Arctic Circle – so I’m crossing my fingers!

BMW: What spurred your interest in life sciences?

Alison: I had a great science teacher in middle school; she had done research into tumor suppression genes prior to becoming a teacher and was generally the coolest (at least to a 10 year old nerd like me). It was the first time I had learned anything about biology before, and I thought it was incredible how everything pieced together. This led to me eventually wanting to become a doctor, so I got a BSN and worked as an RN, planning to ultimately apply to medical school after a few years (obviously I came to my senses and took the LSAT instead!). So I’ve always liked anything to do with the human body and medicine, and working in a life sciences field seemed a natural next step as a lawyer.

To learn more about Alison Siedor, click here to view her full biography.