Allison brings a unique blend of policy and early learning experience to her position at Children’s Alliance. She began her career in Olympia in 2007 as a legislative aide working on early learning and child welfare policy under the leadership of Representative Ruth Kagi. She completed her graduate studies in Infant and Family Practice in 2011 at Arizona State University and then worked as a coach, manager, and system leader in Arizona and Washington state, improving access to high-quality early learning.
In her role as Early Learning Policy Director, she brings her deep knowledge of the benefits of quality early learning and her passion to ensure that children furthest from opportunity can succeed in school and in life.
Allison grew up in Vancouver, Washington. She and her husband have one young son.