Allison Lowe-Fotos, MSW, LCSW, is a Senior Policy Manager with Start Early, working on issues and initiatives of mental health, home visiting, early childhood expulsion, child welfare, families impacted by the criminal legal system, and early childhood workforce development. She has previously worked in direct practice in early childhood education programs providing case management, family support work, therapy with children and families, infant/early childhood mental health consultation, and supervising a teen parent home visiting program. She also has international experience working in programs and projects in China, Mexico, and Turkey. Allison has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.S.W. from Loyola University Chicago, and is credentialed in Infant Mental Health.
Allison teaches courses at Erikson in social policy and advocacy and collective action and social justice. Working in direct practice, but also in policy, Allison is passionate about conveying how micro, meso, and macro practice work together and influence each other. Teaching at Erikson and partnering with Erikson students allows her to bring her own experience, while also learning from the future of the field.