Allison Higgins is a current college freshman at American University in the School of Public Affairs studying Justice and Law with a minor in Sociology. Within Justice and Law, she is interested in both Criminology and Counter-Terrorism. She also is a member of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. Furthermore, Allison is an AU Scholar, selected for two year research program which fosters critical thinking and problem solving skills. In her first year within AU Scholars, Allison investigated chemical weapons. 

Outside of academics, Allison is a member of the Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy Organization’s (THSPO) executive board. This past year she served as on the AU Scholar’s Student Advisory Board. Finally, during the 2018 summer, Allison will be traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland with the UK-US Fulbright Commission as a Fulbright Summer Participant to study Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University, Belfast.