Director of Higher Education Strategy, EdSurge, Inc. Allison is Director of Higher Education Strategy at EdSurge, where she leads the Higher Ed vertical of EdSurge. Her informing question: how might we creatively respond to the evolving -- and increasingly differentiated -- needs of modern learners? Previously, she directed special projects for the President at Davidson College. Among her projects, Allison developed a unique framework for testing new digital learning tools, which included facilitating large scale organizational change, leading Davidson’s partnership with edX and product managing multiple MOOCs. She also founded Davidson's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program, a model higher-ed program for teaching students design thinking and innovation first-hand. Allison started her career as a social justice educator designing experiential learning programs for undergraduates in the U.S. South and rural Thailand. When not at EdSurge, Allison is outside exploring the natural splendor of the Mountain West by bike and foot.