The 1828 Project is one of our signature programs at IndyHub and each year it’s full of incredible leaders between the ages of 18 and 28. Allison is a part of 1828’s Class VI. We sent her some questions. She responded. Keep reading to learn more about Allison!
How do you spend your days?
I focus on ensuring my co-workers are aware and empowered by of all the exciting opportunities IndyGo has coming in the next several years. I recently became a Fitness Instructor at the YMCA BikeHub, if you want a sweaty cardio workout, I’m your gal.
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Milwaukee, WI and grew up on the west side of Cleveland, OH.
Where are your favorite Indy spots?
I love Eagle Creek and all of Fountain Square. I need the mix of city and nature. Shoot, I love the YMCA BikeHub too. So much for picking one, whoops!
How do you typically travel around the city?
I take the bus, bike, walk, and drive.
If you could have coffee with anyone, living or not, who would it be and why? (Bonus points for which Indy coffee joint you’d take them to!)
Lin Manuel Miranda. Hamilton the musical blew my mind. It’s been fascinating to watch how the phenomenon has impacted so many faucets of our culture. He gets bonus points for liking Gilmore Girls and (from how he acts in interviews) being an insanely kind, fun, and energic person. We would hang out at Thirsty Scholar and either stay there or take our beverages for a lovely stroll.
Thinking forward to the next 5 years in Indy, what are you most excited about for the future?
Transit, ha. I am also excited to watch my friends and colleagues succeed and leave their mark on Indy.
If you could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be and why?
My laptop to write, my music to listen to, athletic shoes to work out in, clothes would probably be a good idea, and a book. Deciding which book stresses me out, so I am going to stop there.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
Make sure my family is good to go and then travel with them until they drive me crazy. Invest the rest in people/projects I believe in.
Are you reading anything interesting right now, what book?
I recently listened to two audiobooks, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson and “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. I would recommend them both.
What is your favorite family tradition?
Yikes that is hard, here are two: Pierogis at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Family craft every Christmas. It gets real goofy!