Allison is a senior at Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has always had a passion for watching and creating movies, but after taking a class in C++ she fell in love with computer science as well. Allison is extremely involved within her school, working as an officer for her school's National Honors Society, "Future Business Leaders of America" (FBLA), Morning Announcements Team, Computer Club, and a few other clubs during her time at Massaponax. She placed first in the 2012 FBLA Digital Video Production Competition in the Germanna Region and the state of Virginia and received the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in San Antonio, Texas. Allison was also recently selected as a winner of the 2013 NCWIT National Award for Aspirations in Computing. Next year, she plans to attend Virginia Tech to pursue a double major in mathematics and computer science as well as a minor in film studies.