Allison has worked in robotics for nearly a decade. She recently celebrated her fifth anniversary at Toyota Research Institute (TRI), where she is a Senior Robotics Operations Engineer on the Prototyping Research Operations team. Prior to joining TRI, Allison worked as a Field Engineer with Jaybridge Robotics, developing autonomy systems for large agricultural and surface mining vehicles. Before her start in robotics, Allison worked for a small RF Engineering company for seven years, building, testing and designing circuit boards and RF devices, studied Philosophy and Studio Art, spent three years teaching preschool, dabbled in circus arts, and started an after school gardening program. Allison currently lives in a 330-year-old farmhouse with her spouse, dog, three cats, and six ducks.