Meet Our Team: Allison

Allison Cho is the Communications Intern for the Shot@Life campaign this spring. Learn more about her in this Q&A!

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What drew you to Shot@Life and the UN Foundation?

Since high school, I have been passionate about global health and international affairs. As I continued exploring these interests in college, I became particularly interested in health systems and vaccine equity. For this reason, working at Shot@Life and the United Nations Foundation was the perfect fit—it would allow me to enhance my knowledge of these fields while making a tangible impact on causes that I care about. I’m grateful to be here and excited for this semester!

Where are you from, where are you in school, and what are you studying?

I was born and raised in the Bay Area (the best place on earth)! I am now a senior at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. I study Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health, and I minor in Economics.

Can you briefly describe your previous work, intern, or volunteer experiences?

I’ve worked in strategy and research roles in company, nonprofit, and academic contexts, where I learned about topics ranging from artificial intelligence to alternative healthcare systems in South Africa. I also volunteer with Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice to support the D.C. community and beyond.

What excites you most about being part of the Shot@Life campaign, and what are you most looking forward to this semester?

As someone who’s passionate about vaccine equity, I’m excited to help build public support for vaccination through social media, blogs, and other mediums. I feel lucky to be surrounded by  such passionate, kind, and driven individuals on the Shot@Life team and at the UN Foundation, and I look forward to learning from them this spring!

What do you think the biggest challenge is for vaccine advocacy?

I think that the biggest challenge for vaccine advocacy is building trust. Given communities’ complex relationships with public healthcare systems and the rapid spread of misinformation through social media, it can be hard to build vaccine confidence. It’s critical to make information both clear and accessible to everyone—regardless of their background.

Do you have any fun facts that our champions may not know about you?

I met Dr. Fauci this summer while I was vaccine canvassing!

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  • Allison Cho is the Communications Intern for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign this spring. She is a senior at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a Global Health concentration and a minor in Economics. Throughout her time in college, she has researched a range of global...