Allison Payne is a Communications Specialist at Center of the American Experiment.

Allison graduated from Emerson College (Boston, MA) with a bachelor of science degree in Political Communication and a minor in Journalism. Her first Minnesota experience was as a communications intern for the Housley for U.S. Senate campaign (2018). It was then that she fell in love with Minnesota (in the summer, who wouldn’t) and after college was determined to make it back. Born in South Carolina, Allison has lived in six different states and is happy to now call Minnesota home.

“Freedom is a fragile thing and never more than one generation, away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then list it, have never known it again.” —Ronald Reagan