Allyson returned to Crossroads in July 2014 after working with the C5 Leaders program from 2005-2009. She leads the program team to deliver innovative programming and experiences through research-based practices in youth development. She also created and leads the pilot implementation of a new scope of programming focused on supporting the postsecondary success of Crossroads leaders. Allyson has over 15 years of nonprofit management experience, most recently as national operations director for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Allyson holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.