Hi! Welcome to my portfolio.
My name is Allison, and I just graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism and minors in economics and public policy. I fell in love with the idea of journalism around age 12 and haven’t been able to shake it.
This spring, I’m reporting on the Kansas legislature as a relief staffer for the Associated Press. I’m based out of the Statehouse in Topeka, and I cover everything from Medicaid expansion to gun laws, amusement park regulation and the opioid addiction epidemic.
Last fall, I interned on the politics team at the Wall Street Journal in Washington, D.C. covering the 2016 presidential election.
In college, I interned at the Kansas Health Institute’s news service, covering public health and healthcare policy. I also served as news editor at the University Daily Kansan, the independent, student-run paper at KU. I found it taxing, rewarding, impossible and incredibly fun. I worked with a fantastic team, and I’m proud of the changes we made that semester — stepping up the content, emphasizing our digital product and operating [more] like a professional newsroom. I also worked as an intern at the Kansas City Business Journal and the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire as a student.
My experiences have strengthened my love of news and desire to report the truth, and I’m pursuing a career in investigative, data and governmental journalism.
When I have a free time, I enjoy painting, reading, drinking gallons of coffee and watching Netflix. Please feel free to view my résumé and get in touch with me. The menu above can direct you to my blogs and samples of my work.