Meet Dr. Allen
Dr. Allen is a First Generation Scholar who was born and raised in Lexington, KY (her father’s clan hails from the Appalachian Mountains near “Bloody Breathitt” county). She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and her doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed postdoctoral study at The Pennsylvania State University.
Favorite part of the Allen lab: I have had the honor and privilege of working with very talented young adults pursuing undergraduate and graduate education. As I have benefited from incredible mentorship throughout my career, I am hopeful that perhaps I am “paying it forward.”
Favorite Books: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Fun Facts: 1. I’m trying to complete a 1/2 marathon in every state. 2. I am owned by a Chiweenie.
Various images of Dr. Allen and her PhD students.