Prior to becoming the first program manager for the Climate & Resilience program area in 2022, Allison was the program manager for Education and Communication within NASA's Earth Science Division. In this role, she managed early career research, including the graduate student research program (NESFF and FINESST) and the New Investigator Program (NIP). She also managed many of the Earth Science Division’s communications activities. Additionally, Allison additionally is the program manager for the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, an interagency and international hands-on environmental science and education program. She has retained this role while starting up the new Climate & Resilience program.