Terry Allen

Terry Allen is a doctoral student at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. He is also the Director of People & Culture at FOREFRONT, a nonprofit that focuses on innovative, long-term sustainability projects for undeveloped communities. Allen received his master’s degree in education policy from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the social and psychological costs of policing, incarceration, and criminalization. Currently, Allen is the oral history research lead for the Million Dollar Hoods project, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County. Prior to his doctoral studies, Allen served President Barack Obama as an advance associate for the White House.

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