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Allison is an executive and organizational leader with deep expertise in growth and scale. Allison spent 16 years as the President of KIPP DC, where she led operations, talent, strategy, and external affairs for the network of schools. Since joining KIPP DC in 2006, she led KIPP DC expansion efforts from 575 students to over 7,300 students and from 2 to 21 schools, scaling the organization from a startup to a mature organization over multiple phases of growth. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Allison served as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the United States Department of Treasury under Secretary Robert E. Rubin. She was fortunate to find KIPP in its early days and helped to start many of the first KIPP schools across the U.S. prior to earning an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and returning to KIPP in D.C. Allison is grateful to have completed both the Broad Residency and the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship. Allison is a proud alumnus of the University of Virginia and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. In 2018 she was awarded Fuqua’s “Leader of Consequence” alumni award, which recognizes alumni whose exemplary professional accomplishments are matched by the significant positive social or environmental change they have created. Allison lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.

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