Alyson (Aly) Ainscough is an Improvement Advisor on the Built for Zero team, working directly with communities to build and improve systems to end homelessness. Aly began her work with the homeless population in 2000 when she was hired as a bachelor’s level intern at a nonprofit emergency shelter and provider of permanent supportive housing in Salt Lake City. Throughout the past 15 years Aly has worked in a variety of areas in the nonprofit sector, including serving as the lead for Salt Lake County’s 100,000 Homes Registry Week, as the lead for developing the Salt Lake County CoC’s Coordinated Access plan, and most recently as a director of several supportive services programs for formerly chronically homeless individuals. Aly’s passion resides in program development, community partnership, and the development of public policy to end homelessness and improve the lives of disenfranchised populations. Aly obtained a Masters of Counseling from Westminster College in 2010 and is licensed by the state of Utah as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah in the fall of 2015.