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Allison Paksoy

Communications Manager

Biography

A native North Carolinian, Allison spent her early life in Shelby and moved to Davidson at the age of 10. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Elon University where she graduated cum laude. While at Elon, Allison was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology), and the Periclean Scholars Program (a group committed to raising the level of civic engagement and social responsibility in local and global communities).

After graduating Elon in 2006, Allison traveled to the U.K. to work and live in London. While there she worked with study abroad students and also with BBC Radio 4, where she assisted with its coverage of the U.S. midterm elections. After returning to the U.S., Allison attended Boston University where she earned her Master of Science in public relations.

Before joining the BPFNA in 2012, she worked as the pre-professional division administrator at North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet) where she managed the School of Dance's Pre-Professional and Summer Intensive programs for students training to become professional dancers.

Allison currently lives in Charlotte, NC. with her husband, Thomas, and cat, Shelby. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends and family, and dancing with Sinergismo, a collaborative performance art ensemble based in Charlotte.

Education

Allison has a B.A. in psychology from Elon University and an M.S. in public relations from Boston University.

Function at BPFNA

Allison was the information manager with BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz from 2012-2014. Her responsibilities included media relations, managing social media and website content, creating promotional materials, writing for and editing organizational publications, and maintaining the organization's donor database. In January 2015 she became the organization's communications manager.

Areas of Interest

LGBTQ rights, animal rights, building sustainable communities, fair trade, the many issues around immigration, and the “real food” movement.

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