Allie Crawford - Content Editor

Allie holds Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Philosophy and a Masters in Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Texas State University. She is currently a doctorate student studying Developmental Education with a concentration in Literacy. She loves working with people on building strong personal writing strategies and changing the traditional narrative in academia. Allie currently teaches courses in Integrated Reading and Writing, and her research focuses primarily on the gap between theory and application. Additional research topics include support for refugee women as they transition to postsecondary education, professional development, the language used in the developmental education field to discuss students enrolled in the courses, and reading strategy support. 

In her free time, Allie enjoys snuggling her cats and dog, crocheting, hiking, yoga, baking, and indulging in countless hours of audiobooks and Netflix. Her favorite thing to bake are sugar cookies – perfect for all times of the day!

I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: There is no ‘right’ way to write and the process can be messy. Yes, there is an ‘academic’ standard and that is only one form of writing. Let the words flow in whatever way they come to you and then keep going! 

Specialties & Interests: Personal Essays, Researched Articles, Email & Newsletter, Short Stories, Fiction (long-form), Education, Health & Wellness, Hobbies, Learning, Lifestyle, Philosophy, Self-development, Writing about Writing

Location: Central, Texas, USA

Most Read Book: Any book written by Haruki Murakami and Tisha by Robert Specht

Favorite Story to Tell: The 5th grade class at the school I attended always competed in a pentathlon after learning about Greek history. The pentathlon consisted of a race, long-jump, javelin throw, discus throw, and a wrestling match. I am not the most athletic person, but I went undefeated both in practice and on the day of pentathlon against the girls and boys in wrestling. The final round even had a do-over. My family still raves that it is one of my greatest accomplishments and it was a match to be remembered. What makes this story so hilarious to me is that if I run into people nowadays that were there, they bring it up! One lady came to a fitness class I was teaching and shared that her family and her regularly discuss it at their dinner table!

If you want to connect, find me on Linkedin.