Allison Higgins is a current college freshman at American University in the School of Public Affairs studying Justice and Law with a concentration in Counter-Terrorism. She also is a member of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program; this year she will be working on a team to create a project targeting racial injustice. 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 will be investigating chemical weapons. 

Outside of academics, Allison is involved in various community service efforts and is interested in the advancement of all people and learning about issues that effect global security.