In 2007 Alison Edwards received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly, with Minors in Sustainable Environments and City and Regional Planning. Her passion for history also directed her studies to the areas of Historical Preservation as well as Anthropology. Upon graduation Alison pursued her career in Architecture. While initially fulfilling, she realized her affinity for history, desire to identify a sense of place, and wish to acknowledge a larger context was largely being ignored. As a researcher for Xsense, Alison feels she is able to make this critical contribution. She is aggressive and thorough in her research, yet is able to identify the nuances that make a place unique. Alison was born in Canada, and then at age nine her family moved to Hawaii where she lived for fifteen years. Alison is currently very happy to call the Central Coast her home, having moved to California in 2000 to attend University. She finds the climate, terrain, and general atmosphere to be a perfect happy-medium from her former locals. Alison enjoys hiking, yoga, meditation, and simply sitting outside enjoying the sunshine, the sound of the birds, and watching the hawks soaring overhead.