Allison joined Americans for the Arts as Development Associate in February 2009. Prior to that, she interned at Americans for the Arts and at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden while working toward an M.A. in art history at American University. Allison received a B.A. in art history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, she previously studied at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, and with Flordia State University in Florence, Italy. Aside from studying art, Allison also enjoys working with children and has been tutoring through American University’s DC Reads Program since 2008.