Additional to her work in the Studio for Urban Projects, Sant dedicates a big part of her time to teaching, an activity that she has always enjoyed. Currently active at the California College of the Arts, her classes blend urban art practice, ecology, and new media. With previous experience at the San Francisco Art Institute and Mills College, Alison is an active member of urban and environmental academia. She has been invited to speak at a variety of symposia including ISEA2006, IDEA2006, the Mobile Digital Commons Network Symposium and VIPER Basel|2004 and her essays have been published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Intelligent Agent and the Transcultural Mapping Reader. She received her BFA from New York University in 1993 in the Departments of Photography and Interactive Telecommunications and received her Masters in Design at the College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley in 2004.