As Communications Manager, Allegra is responsible for the development and implementation of various initiatives to increase the visibility and convey the value of the diverse research projects with which The Polis Center is involved in the academic, health, nonprofit, state and federal government environments. In addition, she directs media relations and fulfills graphic design activities.
She brings more than 20 years’ experience spanning a wide range of industries in the private and nonprofit sectors and working with assorted demographics. Her professional experience prior to joining The Polis Center includes work with The Dallas Mavericks, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Purdue University, Clarian North Medical Center (now IU Health North), and AUL (now OneAmerica).
She previously worked with IUPUI at the Herron School of Art and in External Affairs. East attended Purdue University with coursework in Nutrition and Dietetics and graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a B.A. degree in English.