A product of public education and a native Californian, Allison is passionate about ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to pursue educational and cultural opportunities. She is a proud Teach For America alumna, where she taught 5th grade in St. Louis, MO and was chosen to represent and speak on behalf of the 2005 corps at the 15th Anniversary Alumni Summit. After her classroom experience, Allison worked for a marketing and customer loyalty company, where she managed on-site logistics for corporate events of Fortune 500 companies. Allison then moved back to the Bay Area and to work for City Year San Jose / Silicon Valley, where she managed AmeriCorps corps members to implement high impact tutoring and extended learning time at an East San Jose elementary school. She is now serving as the Director of Individual Giving at Teach for America Bay Area. Allison 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.