Allison Carpenter earned her B.A. in psychology from Boston University. While at BU she worked for the non-profit, Helping Hands, where she trained service monkeys to assist individuals with mobility impairments. Allison then worked at the Philadelphia Zoo for 11.5 years, where she managed a multi-faceted youth development program for deserving teens interested in animals and conservation. During this time, she expanded the program and established partnerships throughout the region. As office manager, Allison will lend her extensive management experience to overseeing the day-to-day Center administrative operations, including budget maintenance and financial tracking, the CPGC Café, and support for the CPGC staff and Steering Committee. A background and strong interest in environmental and social issues, Allison also serves as a member of the executive committee of the College's Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility, and as treasurer of the Committee on Environmental Responsibility.