Director of Program Strategy
As the UCEazy Director of Program Strategy, Allen utilizes his experience with highly-selective college admissions by guiding students through the application process. In addition, Allen focuses on program development and expansion to ensure a comprehensive and holistic Academy experience for UCEazy families.
I am a former Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Director of Diversity Initiatives at my alma mater, Davidson College. After Davidson, I received my masters in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was an admissions application reader for Stanford University and UC Berkeley. I am passionate about my individual work with students and creating programs that level the playing field for all applicants in the admissions process.
I practice a student-centered approach to college counseling in which students own every part of the process—from brainstorming and exploring different college environments to making a final decision about where they will spend their next four years. While college admissions is often characterized as stress-inducing, I believe that the search and application process can be meaningful and enjoyable for all parties involved.
Outside of work, I enjoy live theatre, tennis, and spending time with family and friends. While not generally a big sports fan, I am a fervent supporter of the Davidson Wildcats and Golden State Warriors.
- Ed.M. in Higher Education — Harvard Graduate School of Education
- BA in Theatre — Davidson College
- NACAC — National Association for College Admission Counseling
- ACCEPT — Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today