An MPH student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Allie is a Portland-born, Antigua-rooted medical student, educator, writer, growing healer, and community organizer with a passion for reproductive justice, decolonial discourse, and the healing of historical and intergenerational trauma. She has a call toward bridging allopathic medicine and traditional wisdoms in service to the healing of and justice for all oppressed under the current systems of power.
Within medical school at Oregon Health and Science University, she collaborates with fellow learners, faculty, and administrators to shape institutional accountability to equity as well as co-established the Health Justice Co-op, an on-campus home for marginalized students and for collaboration among colleagues to advance justice in healthcare and education. She is an organizer in her community and a co-founder and leadership team member for Brown Girl Rise, a group for young Black, Indigenous, girls and femmes of color to cultivate sisterhood in reclaiming their connection to land, health, body, and community. She gives thanks to her Afro-Caribbean and immigrant ancestors in blessing her with cultural resilience and resourcefulness, courage and fierceness in principled struggle for community, and curiosity in imagining freer futures.