Allison is a second-year PhD student in the Sociology Department and a member of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI). Allison received her BA in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College. She has previously worked with the American Red Cross and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. Passionate about the intersection of environmental disasters, armed conflict, and gender studies, Allison hopes to draw attention to women’s capacity to respond and adapt during complex emergencies and challenge male dominance in humanitarian action. Areas of Research/Interest: Disaster sociology, environmental health, conflict, gender, and Social Movements.