Meet our new Social Operations Analyst, former Rugby star and marketing extraordinaire, Hope Allen
Where did you grow up and what was it like?
My family and I moved around a lot when I was younger for various reasons (the Marines and career moves for my dad), and I don't have any strong roots anywhere. I spent most of my childhood/teenhood in Arlington and Norfolk, Virginia, but I was born in California and spent time in Rhode Island and Tennessee. By the end of high school, I attended seven different schools across two states and four counties and experienced public, private, and boarding schools. Overall, it was very transformative, and I developed skills like world perspective, independence, and adaptability early on. Plus, I'm an expert mover and have some fun personal anecdotes about growing up and strong opinions about education in the US.