Lacey Allen is an Associate Director for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a program that awards $5 million dollars each year to high school students. Lacey previously worked at Search Institute, a youth development research organization, as a qualitative researcher and facilitator. She also served in both the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps; while in Morocco with the Peace Corps, Lacey volunteered with NGOs and US-based nonprofits to develop literacy tools, resources, and a library for youth in community centers, and while with AmeriCorps, Lacey worked to improve college access opportunities for first generation high school students. Lacey has an M.Ed in Youth Development Leadership and a B.A. in Communication.