Allie is a Chinese-Japanese-American who grew up in the U.S. South and recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Allie was based in North Carolina where she served as the associate director of the Institute for Southern Studies, a civil rights media nonprofit, where she researched voting and civic engagement among growing Latinx and Asian communities across the South. Prior to that, she supported grantmaking at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation around issues of education, the environment, community economic development, democratic reform, and social justice. Allie believes that all people should have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives and is passionate about supporting the capacity of organizations working to create a more inclusive democracy. She holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
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