Allison Smith

Research Associate

Allison is a proficient bilingual researcher with experience in community-based work. Her background focuses on microeconomics, family planning, and understanding the impact and effectiveness of education programs. She has organized and analyzed large datasets; conducted literature reviews; created proposals and reports in both English and Spanish; and facilitated trainings and workshops with a variety of audiences.

Previously, Allison was an investment officer at The Working World in Nicaragua, where she worked directly with cooperative members to develop business plans and loan applications. She was also a research assistant in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University. There, she supported research on the intergenerational effects of access to family planning. With Innovations for Poverty Action in Rwanda, she co-coordinated and supervised data collection for an evaluation of teacher pay reform in public schools. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, especially by the ocean.

  • Bachelor of Science, Economics and Environmental Studies, Minor: Social Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University
Areas of Expertise
  • Equity + Place
  • Children, Youth, + Families
  • Education