Allison is a dynamic and collaborative senior consultant with a passion for driving equitable social change through community-based solutions. Allison has focused her career on identifying opportunities to design solutions that examine and address systemic inequities. She joined FSG with a background in food systems, rural economic development, and federal policy. At FSG, Allison contributes to projects in rural communities with organizations collaborating to achieve common goals, in addition to supporting foundations to develop strategies and measurement tools that center communities’ needs and voices. Allison is particularly interested in developing social impact strategies and measurement plans that accurately capture value for all stakeholders and are integrated into a firm’s core values.
Prior to FSG, Allison advocated for federal policies to support rural, marginalized communities that closely depend on a connection to land. With her background in sociological research, she has continually pursued a deeper understanding of the social impact of community interventions. As a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Needs Fellow, Allison explored how local economic activity affects social well-being by quantifying the impact of local food systems on civic engagement and belonging in southeast Texas. Allison remains particularly interested in learning more about the unique social fabric that makes up different communities.
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, M.S. Agricultural, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences
- Boston College, B.A. Environmental Studies: Food and Water Systems; Minor in Management and Leadership
On Working At FSG
After spending time in nonprofits across different sectors to advance equity, FSG’s systems approach resonated deeply with my personal and professional goal to cultivate social impact through addressing the root cause of a challenge. I am excited to be a part of an organization of individuals that share a culture of collective learning, while encouraging critical thinking and active listening. I look forward to leveraging my experiences with food systems and rural communities at FSG to collaborate towards inclusive and equitable social change.