Ally graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with majors in public health and sociology and a minor in social policy. At Hopkins, Ally’s interest in social inequality began with direct-service and advocacy work around affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity. Her passion for advancing racial equity through policy, particularly investment in Black-majority cities, stems from a research internship in the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. As a junior, Ally participated in the Social Policy Fellowship, a multi-disciplinary academic program coupled with an internship at the Baltimore City Department of Planning. Most recently, Ally completed a Sociology Honors thesis on transportation access, exploring the potential effects of micromobility on social inequality.
Field placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition
Ally is working the Oregon Child Development Coalitions where she is working to secure a sustainable funding source for an onsite food resource for Washington County. She is also analyzing food security screening and WIC enrollment data. This analysis will be used to improve staff trainings and program service delivery.