Allie D.

Family Advocate and Trainer

Allie recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in May with a degree in criminology, and minors in both psychology and political science. Allie’s main research focus in college was bullying and cyberbullying research, where she and her professor published a piece on the adverse effects of bullying and cyberbullying in high school students, and how this impacts their likelihood to commit crimes in their early teen years.  During her time at UMD, Allie served in a role as a residential Advisor where she assisted oncoming freshmen who were transitioning into college life.

After spending a summer at First Witness as an intern and truly loving the experience and joy it brought her, she joined the team as a family advocate and trainer. Allie also works as a corrections officer in the community, serving vulnerable adults in the criminal justice system. Allie has worked in many crisis intervention roles throughout her life and is eager to learn and care for children and families that come to First Witness!

Some of her hobbies outside of First Witness include playing tennis, spending time with friends at local community events, and going on cheese tours in Wisconsin!