Allison provides guidance on shaping CCLP’s new and existing projects so that they’re consistent with our goals regarding economic security and racial equity. She is an expert in public health insurance plans (Medicaid and CHP+), Aid to the Needy Disabled, immigrant access to services and health equity. Her many accomplishments include leadership in tackling barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing Social Security Income and Social Security Disability Income (SSI/SSDI), and raising awareness of how a proposed change in the federal government’s “public charge” policy would affect Colorado’s immigrant families.
She received a bachelor’s in Political Science from Yale University in 2010 and a law degree from Columbia Law School in 2013. Her awards include Outstanding Contribution to Social Justice Award from Columbia Law School; National Native American Law Students Association’s 2L of the Year Award (awarded to second-year law students for outstanding legal service to the Native American Community) and the Peter Robinson Award for Legal Advocacy from the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition.
Allison says she enjoys working for CCLP because her position allows her to use her legal training and policy expertise to fight poverty, which is to fight injustice.