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 particular interest in demographic trends, employment and workforce development, and immigration. Allison also serves as President of the Community Indicators Consortium, an international organization that supports communities’ efforts to use data to improve quality of life.
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 6-year-old, training her rescue pup, or looking for some quiet space to sit and knit.
Allison is also a regular contributor to the Minnesota Compass blog:
- Which neighborhoods are at high risk for COVID-19?
- Manufacturing in Minnesota: Four things to know
- Minnesota is growing. How are we growing and by how much?
- It's been a decade since the Great Recession ended. How has Minnesota recovered?
- Minnesota's students: 4 noteworthy trends
- Immigration in Minnesota: A changing story
- A new look at civic engagement: 4 take-aways