Allison Holmes grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and escaped the cold while attending Emory University where she majored in anthropology and human biology and minored in global health. She enjoyed opportunities to play soccer at Emory’s campus in Oxford, Georgia, and study abroad in Argentina and Chile while in school. Looking forward, Allison plans to pursue a Master’s degree in public health and continue working to improve the health of others in the nonprofit sector.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love spending time outside, whether it’s running, biking, relaxing in a hammock, or grabbing ice cream!

What is your favorite quote from a book, film or song?
“A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself.”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.
IguazĂș Falls. I spent a memorable weekend at this Argentine national park while studying in Buenos Aires. Hiking amongst jungle vines and basking in the tropical weather after weeks in a bustling city was a needed respite. Tucked between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the Falls are located such a unique corner of the globe. As I continue to explore, I know visiting here will remain one of my favorite travel experiences and memories!

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Pretty much everyone knows I love dogs, but not everyone knows I also really love pigs, think they’re adorable, and may or may not aspire to raising a pet pig.