Project Assistant, Urban Conservancy
Blake Allen is Project Assistant for Urban Conservancy. As Project Assistant for Urban Conservancy, Blake works with Front Yard Initiative, Stay Local, and its other projects. With FYI, she works closely with FYI clients and helps with design review, site visits, and workshops. For Urban Conservancy, she helps with managing grants and the website and creative media and serves as equity ambassador to advance and achieve equity within the Urban Conservancy and its initiatives and build connections with other advocacy groups and organizations.
Allen graduated from Loyola University in May of 2019 with a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Global Sociology. As a native of New Orleans and a current resident, Blake found her passion in the intersections of food, environmental, and racial justice. As an intern with the Urban Conservancy, Blake advocates for environmental sustainability through projects including the Front Yard Initiative. Blake has been involved in many advocacy projects, including the experimental racial and economic-justice pop-up restaurant SAARTJ and the Yes on 2 campaign with the Unanimous Jury Coalition.