Allison previously served as the Director of Advanced Technology for Stanford’s Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), and as Executive Director of Stanford University’s Cyber Initiative and Cyber Policy Center, which entailed directing research, outreach, and educational activities focused on the development of new technologies and policy. She has taught courses on technology and science policy, computer science and ethics, and protein engineering at Stanford and Duke Universities, has worked on biosecurity research at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and with the Centre for Effective Altruism, and previously worked in technology- and policy-focused consulting with McKinsey & Co.