A Virginia native, Allison moved to Austin, Texas, in January 2014 to pursue a career in journalism. Before moving, she graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and she earned her Master of Fine Arts in writing at Savannah College of Art and Design. She has been published in Atlanta magazine as well as Savannah Magazine, and she recently worked as the sole copyeditor for an Austin-based media company. In her free time, Allison enjoys reading and picking out unnecessary accessories for the puppy she doesn’t have yet.