While studying a Master’s in Communications, Allison got her break as a newswire reporter – the first step in her decade-long career in the field of communications. Since then she’s experienced nearly every angle of the communications spectrum, working as a public relations and marketing-communications practitioner at agencies in Vancouver and Miami, leading a national magazine as editor-in-chief, and working as a communications manager at the headquarters of a financial institution in Vancouver. In the past few years, Allison has also started to work with local non-profit organizations. Allison lives with her husband and two young children in present-day East Vancouver on the unceded lands belonging to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and sel̓íl̓witulh peoples. She likes to go running, read, drink lots of coffee, and spend as much time as possible outside.