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New staff: WSG welcomes Allison Spooner

June 3, 2024

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to welcome Allison Spooner as the new HR and equity manager. Allison joins WSG as a key member of the operations team.

During her seven-year tenure at the University of Washington, Allison’s journey was a whirlwind adventure of challenges and triumphs, guided by her unwavering commitment to making a difference. Her dedication to DEI extends beyond her professional endeavors. She actively contributes to inclusive environments within academia and the broader community through her involvement in committees and professional organizations such as the UW Diversity Council, the Equity Action Plan Taskforce and the Professional Staff Organization and volunteering with organizations like the Therapy Fund Foundation and Sisterhood Initiative.

Allison holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Saint Joseph’s University, complemented by an Associate of Science in Biology and a Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration. She recently completed a Certificate in Human Resources Administration at the University of Washington and is pursuing further education in Research Administration. Allison’s ongoing dedication lies in expanding her knowledge and expertise to support underrepresented communities in STEM fields.


Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, helps people and marine life thrive through research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of coastal ecosystems. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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