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Allison Guy

GPSW Class of 2023

Allison Guy

Assisted migration, chronic diseases, climate change, disability topics, environmental health, wildfire

Allison Guy grew up in the exotic woodlands of western New Jersey, hunting for salamanders and “adopting” snakes. Since then, her love for all things alive has turned into a lifelong commitment to protect earth’s life support systems.

Allison majored in environmental studies at Yale University and earned her masters in new media from the University of Amsterdam. For the last decade, she has worked as a writer and communicator for several human rights and environmental nonprofits in Washington, D.C., most recently at the marine conservation group Oceana and the forest restoration organization American Forests.

At MIT, Allison plans to use her experiences with Long Covid to inform her writing on healthcare topics including disability justice and patient-led research. She remains passionate about climate issues and is particularly interested in how a warming world will shape migrations, both human and animal, in decades to come. When she’s not writing, Allison sews plastic-free stuffed animals and tries, but mostly fails, to wring a single dang tomato from the garden.