Hailing from the Great Lakes state, Allison is constantly inspired by water. Her interest in maintaining resources like the Great Lakes for future generations led her to pursue a career as a climate scientist. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Princeton University in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program. AOS is a collaboration between Princeton and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, where one of the world's leading global climate models is developed and maintained. Her research focuses on the interaction between the atmosphere and ocean, with a focus on oceanic uptake of heat and carbon. The distribution of anthropogenic carbon between the atmosphere, land and ocean determines the rate of climate change that humans actually experience. She uses models and observations to try to constrain uncertainty in the rate of climate change and its impacts.
Allison has experience teaching math and science to fifth grade students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Most recently, she assisted in a freshman seminar at Princeton that reviewed the state of climate science, potential solutions, and critically interrogated the pros and cons of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
When not on a computer, Allison can be found outside running, biking and swimming. If inside and not working, she is probably making food to fuel outdoor pursuits.