Allison works for the Watershed Research and Training Center, where she manages the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity (RFFC) Program. RFFC connects organizations within California that are conducting forest and fire restoration, with an emphasis on understanding, servicing and leveraging capacity needs and assets. Her background is in the intersection of natural resources, social science and facilitation. She was formerly the Communications Manager and a Liaison for the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. Prior to that, she worked at the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment on facilitation, collaborative forestry and applied social science projects. She has also served as an interpretive park ranger for the National Park Service. Allison earned her Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School at Duke University and has an undergraduate degree in Ecology from The University of the South (Sewanee).