Allison Farris | Miss DC 2018
Education: The University of Alabama (BA) (MA)
Platform: "Women in Technology: Developing Futures"
Talent: Classical Piano, "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6" by Franz Liszt
Allison Farris is a software developer at Microsoft, where she creates and codes apps for U.S. Government Agencies. Growing up as a classical pianist, it was music that led her to technology. She received a bachelor of science degree in Management Information Systems and a master of science in Enterprise Integration at the University of Alabama.
Realizing she could blend her love of the arts with her passion as an advocate for women in technology brought her to compete in the Miss America program. Her personal journey, with poise and strength through a male-dominated field, immediately connects her to the young girls who participate in the DigiGirlz program nationally. She bridges the gap between right and left brain and opens up the field of technology for those who have never considered it, unveiling the opportunities within STEM fields by engaging in hands-on learning through interactive passion projects.