Alain and Leslie first started working together in 1991. At that time, Alain was on Leslie's research team at The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with responsibilities for data collection, preparation, scoring, and analysis. In 1998, Alain joined the team at Pratch & Company with responsibilities for preparing 360 and psychological assessment reports and other writing assignments. Importantly, she assisted with the preparation of the manuscript of the book, Looks Good on Paper? (Columbia University Press, 2014).
Alain holds a B.A. in English Literature, with a minor in Biology, from Mt. Holyoke College, awarded in 1989.