Alli Rogers

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Basic Info
Wild Gift Class Year: 
Better World Expertise: 
Community Engagement/Activism
Conservation & Stewardship
Public & Institutional Policy
Current Occupation: 
Director of Policy, Rhode Island Department of Administration
I am extremely grateful for Wild Gift's support. The Wild Gift deep wilderness trek and river trip both had a profound impact on me, solidifying my core belief that we must stay connected with and work together to protect with the wild. Wild Gift is an exceptional organization that does incredible work supporting visionary better-world entrepreneurs across our planet.

Allison Rogers currently serves as the Director of Policy for the Rhode Island Department of Administration (  Alli previously served as the Executive Director for Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Green the Capitol Office at the U.S. House of Representatives, where she worked from 2007 to 2011.  During her previous work as a sustainability consultant, Alli worked for a number of organizations, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Alli worked for Harvard University’s Office for Sustainability (previously known as the Harvard Green Campus Initiative) from 2002 to 2006.  As a University Management Fellow, Alli coordinated the energy efficiency and sustainability programs for Harvard College, Law School, Business School, and Real Estate Services. 

Dedicated to raising awareness about climate solutions, Alli participated in the Miss America Competition in January 2007 as Miss Rhode Island 2006.  She was the first contestant to compete with a climate change focus and she received the Quality of Life Award at Miss America for her “Go Green: Global Warming Awareness” platform efforts.  Alli was selected to be in the first group of 50 people trained by Vice President Al Gore through the Climate Reality Project. She was recognized for her environmental leadership as a recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Award from Earth Day RI and the the Strong Women and the Environment Award from RI Clean Water Action, Environment RI, and Ocean State Action.

Alli currently serves as a Truman National Security Fellow, and, in the past, she has served as a Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow with Audubon, a National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellow, a Women’s Leadership Fellow with the American Democracy Institute / Impact Center, and a “2042 Today” Fellow with the Center for Diversity and the Environment and Center for Whole Communities. 

Alli is a LEED AP and she received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.  Alli has served on the Wild Gift Alumni Council since 2012.