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