Allison Nicholson

Manager, Policy Innovation


Allison is a manager at the Sorenson Impact Center where she coordinates and provides support to federal, state, local, and privately-funded projects. She has over 18 years of public sector experience, including consulting and research at the University of Utah’s Utah Education Policy Center, policy analysis and bill drafting at Utah’s Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, budgeting and planning at the Utah System of Higher Education, and as a planning engineer at the Utah Division of Water Resources. She is excited to leverage her policy and planning experience towards innovative and worthwhile social impact ideas and projects.

Allison earned a Master’s of Public Policy from the George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Utah State University.