Allison is a Research Associate on the Evaluation Team at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. She currently supports several evaluation initiatives, including the North Carolina Digital Learning Initiative, the MSP Students Discover/Citizen Science Project funded by the National Science Foundation, and the ASSISTments replication study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. She joined the Friday Institute in June 2017 after completing her doctoral degree in cognitive psychology at Duke University. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.