If Alison Thompson has a mantra, surely it is "You can count on me. I'll help." Growing up at the edge of the Australian bush, Thompson often accompanied her parents, a nurse and a preacher, on their humanitarian missions. Her adventuresome spirit and willingness to help would later become a way of life for her. She moved to New York City and worked in various capacities --- as an investment banker, a math teacher and a filmmaker.
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