Allie was born and raised in Kelowna, and has been working with youth for over a decade. Her first job was as a ski coach, and her favourite job was as a camp counsellor at a Boys and Girls Club summer camp in the Okanagan. She holds an honours degree in Linguistics from UBC (ask her about phonology!) where she worked with a team to help document a previously undocumented Tanzanian language. In Allie’s other life, she is an improviser and sketch comedian. She has taught improv to people of all ages and is the Artistic Director of Improv Camp – a summer camp for teens who love improv. She is excited to be bringing her love of improv and creative learning to Brainboost!