Having joined Jarrard in 2022, Allen previously worked in operations for Calvert Street Group, a Nashville-based public affairs consulting firm. There, she was responsible for day-to-day operations, onboarding and recruitment. In addition, she managed the firm’s internship program. Prior to Calvert Street, Allen assisted with marketing, branding and partner relationships for Props2, a mission-oriented hyper-local social media startup company.
Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a double major in Geography and Psychology. There, her studies focused on the comparison of public health statuses among Tennessee counties. She served on the leadership team for the University of Tennessee Alliance of Geographers and Sustainers and interned at the Sustainable Future Center. She is still involved with the Geography department by serving as a mentor to undergraduate students in the Geography Mentor Program.