Allison Hess (she/her) is a Project Specialist in the Climate Program. She provides financial, administrative, and project management support across the National Climate Action initiative’s country transitions work.

Prior to joining WRI as a Project Coordinator in 2022, Allison served as International Engagement Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association where she connected congregations with opportunities to engage with international programs and UN initiatives, including managing the planning process for an annual intergenerational conference. She has also worked at Indego Africa, assisting with finance and operations in the organization’s offices in both New York City and Kigali, Rwanda.

Allison received her B.A. in French Studies from Colby College and has minors in Mathematics and Anthropology.

Allison lives in Rochester, New York with her spouse and pup. In her free time, she loves to read, bake, and say hello to neighborhood dogs.