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Allison Agsten

Steering Committee Ambassador

Allison Agsten is a public engagement practitioner with experience working in contexts ranging from newsrooms to museums to universities. Previous positions held include producer at CNN, director of communications at LACMA, and curator of public engagement at the Hammer Museum. Agsten is presently leading the development and launch of a new climate initiative at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. She holds a BA from UCLA and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she recently authored a paper on Arctic climate change news coverage.