Get to Know Ashley Allison

I’m originally from Maplewood, NJ, and after getting my degree in International Relations from Tufts, I moved to New York City to work in public health. Having lived abroad several times, I have a passion for international issues, which I get to explore through my role as the VP of Global Affairs on the GBC Executive Board.

Before I dive too deep into what I’m currently involved in, let me take a step back and tell you why I decided to come to Booth. My decision was motivated by a number of factors. The biggest was the wide range of opportunities that would be available to me as someone looking to switch careers and push herself professionally. At Booth I have been able to explore finance, entrepreneurship, and other sectors I only dreamed of touching before moving to Chicago. But what really sealed the deal for me was the Booth community. Of all the programs I looked at, Boothies were the friendliest. I just couldn’t shake that this was a place where would be welcomed and supported. The sincere connections with the community started before classes even began when I went on a Random Walk to Thailand, and continued through Spring Break trip to Colombia and my current summer internship.

I’ve traveled the world with the incredible Booth community by my side. This summer I’m excited to be exploring a new industry as an investment banking intern at Bank of America in New York with four of my classmates. When I’m back on campus in the fall, I’m looking forward to continuing my membership in the African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) and supporting first years during their recruiting process through the Investment Banking Group.

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