2012 NLC Fellow: Allison Don

Allison Don
Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Allison is a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer where she responds to constituent letters on the subjects of health, women's issues, the judiciary, crime, and politics (including campaign finance and congressional ethics). Although Legislative Correspondence departments are typically in a Senator's D.C. office, Senator Boxer chooses to have her department in her state offices.

Prior to moving to San Diego, Allison worked in Washington D.C. as the Scheduler for U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who represents her home state of Oregon. Like Senator Boxer (who is the Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee), Congressman Blumenauer is a champion for the environment and sustainable transportation policies. Prior to her time in D.C., Allison lived for a year in rural Japan where she worked as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japanese middle schools.

In her spare time, Allison enjoys practicing music, travel, and the La Jolla beaches. She looks forward to growing deeper roots in the San Diego progressive community. Allison earned a B.A. in Politics from Pomona College. She grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a suburb of Portland.

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