As Project Director of Minnesota Compass, Allison works with a team of researchers to describe and measure progress on topics related to our shared quality of life in Minnesota. She has a particular interest in demographic trends, employment and workforce development, and immigration.
Allison joined Wilder Research in the spring of 2012. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Luther College, her master’s degree from Michigan State University, and completed her doctoral coursework in sociology at the University of New Hampshire.
Allison lives with her family in Saint Paul’s Como Park neighborhood. Outside of the office, she’s likely to be playing with her preschooler or looking for some quiet space to sit and knit.
Allison is also a regular contributor to the Minnesota Compass website:
- Minnesota’s students: 4 noteworthy trends
- Immigration in Minnesota: A changing story
- A new look at civic engagement: 4 take-aways
As well as other publications and podcasts.