Allie spent most of her life in the Midwest, growing up in St. Louis and attending college in Indiana, before living in Mexico, Denver, and Tucson. She's been a teacher for over six years, and now teaches Junior High English and Writing classes at Kino. She has a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Spanish from Butler University, as well as a Masters of Fine Arts in Nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona. She loves to make writing fun for her students and thinks that the best writing and reading connects students to the world around them. In her free time, she loves to read, write, cook, and watch movies.