Allison Barry is a recent graduate in public relations major in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Allison is a detail-oriented planner and, with the help of her multimedia design minor, has a creative side that helps in problem solving and planning.
Allison has gained experience in both the nonprofits and sports industries in the past two years. This past summer, Allison was hired by Zero Breast Cancer, a nonprofit focusing on the education and prevention of breast cancer in Marin County and surrounding areas. She worked as a consultant to help plan and execute its main fundraiser, The Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer. In 2013, Allison interned for the minor league Pacifics Baseball team in San Rafael, California. There, Allison assisted the Event Director in soliciting, booking, planning and executing corporate and personal pre-game events and parties at the baseball park.
Allison was most recently the secretary for the newly developed and student-run Student Event Planners Association at the University of Oregon. She helped develop a following and strong client base before she graduated this June.
Hailing from the San Francisco area, sports have had a major influence on Allison and her career goals. She is now home in the City by the Bay and continues to search for a career in media and community relations.