Allison Hess served as International Engagement Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association until April 2022. Allison grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA a third generation Unitarian Universalist. She graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME with a B.A. in French Studies and double minored in Mathematics and Anthropology. After interning at the UU@UN, Allison worked at Indego Africa, assisting with finances and operations in the organization's offices in New York City and Kigali, Rwanda. She joined the UUA's International Office staff in 2015.