Allison spent her formative years in New Jersey, first in a small suburban town called Pitman and later in a slightly larger suburban town called Princeton. She majored in anthropology and minored in global health, graduating from Princeton University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2012. Since college, Allison has worked for several nonprofit organizations in Boston and New York City, picking up knowledge of urban farming and behavioral economics along the way. These days, she is a PhD candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University studying gender and family issues.

Allison began her tutoring career in high school, where she founded a program that paired middle and high school girls for tutoring and mentoring. In college, she served as Head Writing Fellow at Princeton’s Writing Center, helping more than 200 students improve their course papers, theses, and application essays. At Cambridge Coaching, Allison tutors the PSAT, SAT, and GRE.

When she’s not reading or writing, there’s a good chance you’ll find Allison listening to a podcast, riding her bike to a far-flung neighborhood of Boston, or performing some sort of culinary experiment (with varying degrees of success). 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD candidate in Sociology and Social Policy

  • Princeton University, BA in Anthropology, Certificate in Global Health and Health Policy

  • Sociology
  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • GRE
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Allison was great at explaining concepts and where to apply logic and strategy. She was always reassuring when practice scores were lower than I wanted them to be or found a concept difficult to understand."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Cerella, MPH Applicant)