Hailing from St. Louis, MIssouri, Allison Gilmore is a May 2020 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where she received a bachelor's in journalism and mass communication. While in college, she served as the student body president (2019–20), worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), and was a member of the University Honors Program. Throughout college, Allison participated in volunteer work with immigrant and refugee families and children at the Doris Henderson Newcomers School in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Reading Connections. Allison has a passion for learning and teaching new languages and cultures. She is excited to work with her students again and volunteer with Caritas in Linz.