A product of public education and native Californian, Allison is passionate about ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to pursue educational and cultural opportunities. She currently leads the development team at Teach For America Bay Area (TFA), which raises millions of dollars each year from individuals, corporations and individuals to support educators across the region. Prior to TFA, Allison led a team of Americorps members to implement tutoring and extended learning time at an elementary school in East San Jose through City Year San Jose / Silicon Valley. She also gained event planning and on-site logistics experience at Maritz, Inc., where she executed events for Fortune 500 companies both domestically and internationally. Allison is a proud TFA alumna and taught 5th grade in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Southern California and Masters degrees in Arts Management and Business Administration from the University of Oregon.