Allison Sturma serves as program officer with the Institute's public education department. Sturma 's focus is on engaging young people in USIP's work through educational programs and initiatives, Peace Clubs and online activities. She previously served as senior press officer at USIP, coordinating media outreach and promoting the Institute's work. Sturma has also served as the senior external relationship specialist in the offices of congressional relations and public affairs at USIP.
Between her educational experiences, Sturma worked as a program instructor with the Close-Up Foundation and a faculty adviser with the Global Youth Leadership Conference. She has a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Union College and a master’s degree with merit from the University of Glasgow focused on the role of China in the international arena.