As Housing Action’s 2020 Communications and Outreach VISTA Summer Associate, Allyson Klein is using a data-driven approach to discover and share the benefits of our VISTA program for both the VISTAs themselves and the communities in which they serve. Through connecting with alumni and engaging with higher education institutions, she is working to expand the network and get more people excited about the VISTA program.

It was through earning her Bachelor’s Degree at Loyola University Chicago that Allyson transitioned from environmental journalism to doing nonprofit communications work. She also has a background in music editorial publishing, horticulture, and working with kids and adults as a figure skating coach.