Allyson is a Program Manager at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, managing many of Swartz's programs, such as the CONNECTS seminar series, Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and the McGinnis Venture Competition. She also manages communications and the Swartz Center's website. Allyson has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon University community since 2010. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, she has held various communication roles with EDMC and Junior Achievement. Allyson graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor of arts in communication studies and a minor in interactive media.