Allison Hess serves as International Engagement Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association. In this position she connects UU congregations across the U.S. and Canada with resources and opportunities to engage with our global faith, with the work of the United Nations, and with worldwide justice programs. She also leads the planning for the annual Intergenerational Spring Seminar hosted by the UUA Office at the UN (UU@UN). 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.