TOPOGRAPHICAL EXPERT AND GEOLOGIST
Allison is currently a Ph.D. student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, studying the geochemistry of marine microfossils. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Paterson University with a B.S. in Environmental Sustainability and a minor in Geography in 2019. Allison was introduced to Restore Native Plants after starting the Green League, a sustainability club dedicated to environmental education and improving campus through green efforts. Through their assistance starting a garden on campus and multiple volunteer events, Allison quickly became acquainted with their mission.
In her free time, Allison volunteers for the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to teaching teens leadership and community change strategies. Allison’s previous experiences with nonprofits are what drew her to join the Restore Native Plants team. Allison strives to be involved with initiatives that contribute to making a positive difference in the world. She also hopes to serve as an advocate and mentor for underrepresented groups in the environmental field.
Allison joined Restore Native Plants with goals and aspirations of mapping out the Ramapo State Forest. With a background in marine science, she has learned a lot about terrestrial ecosystems. Since joining the team she has learned how to identify native and invasive species of plants, greenhouse operation, and invasive removal.