Allison comes to the USGLC from the private sector, where she served as Marketing and Public Relations Writer for Wolfram Research International. There, she covered a wide array of communications projects, with a primary focus on consumer outreach and education. She helped with the partnership between The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Wolfram Research International, and provided on-site communications support at the 2013 Computer-Based Math Summit. With a distinctive degree in both physics and film/media arts from American University, she is skilled in both technical and non-technical aspects of communications. While originally from Long Island, NY, she much prefers DC to New York City.
As we consider all the ways in which we rely on Earth’s oceans this World Oceans Day, its theme, Our Ocean, Our Future, is particularly timely for the growing environmental, social, and economic impacts of illegal fishing. But if you’re wondering how you can help combat this global issue, Paul G. Allen, founder of Vulcan Inc., has a simple suggestion: “Make informed choices about the seafood we buy: what type, where it’s from, and how it was caught.”
In an effort to close the gender gap and increase female interest in STEM related fields, the U.S. Department of State has teamed up with Intel, Google, Microsoft, the United Nations Foundation, and others to create the annual Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for girls interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each year, the camp brings together students from the U.S. and around the world in a unique learning environment like Rwanda, Peru, and this year, Malawi.