External Relations Manager
Allyson Osorio is the daughter of immigrant parents from Central America who fled their respective countries due to political unrest. Her parent’s trajectory to the United States was a point of conversation at the family dinner table. At a young age, Allyson realized the importance of advocacy and civic engagement. She volunteered on her first local campaign in middle school and has now been involved in campaigns since. Allyson is committed to equity; it was always a calling since her youth. Her family’s immigrant experience, and her own as a first-generation student led to a passion for seeking change to the education system in the country.
Prior to The Education Trust–West, Allyson was the Civic Engagement Strategist for UnidosUS (formerly NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Allyson oversaw UnidosUS’ public policy and advocacy activities on a wide range of issues including justice reform, health, education, and immigration in California. She also led voter engagement projects in the state of California. Allyson’s education work encompassed both PK-12 and higher education.
Before Allyson’s time with UnidosUS she was the University Affairs Chair for the University of California Student Association where she led important education and justice reform issue campaigns on behalf of all UC students. Allyson led budget and policy conversations between students, the University of California Office of the President and key leaders in the state of CA. In her role as University Affairs Chair, Allyson also worked closely with student allies of the California Legislature that advocated on behalf of current and future students for the accessibility, affordability, and quality of the University of California system. Allyson also served as the Student Observer for the Committee of Education Policy for the University of California Regents where she reviewed committee material and provided detailed comment on behalf of 240,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all ten UC campuses. Allyson received her Bachelors from The University of California, San Diego.
On her free time, Allyson serves as Vice President of the Californians Together Board of Directors and as a Co-Director for New Leaders Council (NLC) Engaged – Los Angeles.