Born and raised in New York City, Allison had the life-changing opportunity to fly into the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness to work as a research assistant in science communication at Taylor Wilderness Research Station in 2015. She’s been a Westerner ever since.
Allison holds a BA in English from Colby College and an MS in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho. She’s passionate about helping young people develop their voices as leaders and environmental advocates. Allison has designed and led environmental education programs for organizations across the country, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, and the McCall Outdoor Science School. Currently, Allison oversees experiential learning for One Stone, a student-led and -directed nonprofit in Boise. For the past three years, she has served in ICL’s Emerging Leaders for Idaho’s Environment program, and is proud to be part of an organization that values and empowers youth.
Allison’s writing has been featured on The Dirtbag Diaries and Out There podcasts, and has been supported by American Whitewater and the Alexa Rose Foundation. A runner and outdoor swimmer, Allison would be an unbeatable triathlete if she could just learn how to ride a bike.