An honors graduate of the University of Denver, Allison studied biology, psychology and international studies. During her time as an undergraduate she worked with the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region where she primarily helped with the development of written marketing materials and event planning. She also worked with a Colorado based social enterprise, Spark Mindset, where she assisted with the development of corporate training curricula based on relevant psychology and neuroscience research.
Allison designed and directed several studies related to Alzheimer’s disease and emotion regulation in several different laboratories at the University of Denver. She helped improve curriculum and provide students with access to important resources in her leadership roles.