Allison is the Education Coordinator at the Wade Institute for Science Education. In this role she develops collaborations for the Wade Institute’s professional development programs. Allison also develops, coordinates and facilitates programs for both formal (K-12) and informal educators, develops components for hybrid courses, and coordinates syllabus and requirements for graduate credit with higher education partners. Prior to joining the Wade Institute, Allison spent many years as an informal educator in museums in New England and Washington, DC. In her work she has explored the intersections of science, history, sociology, and engineering. Around these topics and more she created and implemented programs, workshops, and resources for school groups, teachers, and families. She would often work with schools to develop customizations of programs to better suit their needs. Allison enjoys encouraging learners of all ages to look at the world around them with a critical eye and curious mind. Allison has a B.A. in History from Roger Williams University and an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. At almost any given time Allison can be found listening to or playing music; in addition to having sung in multiple chorus and acapella groups, she plays piano, guitar, and ukulele.