Blake Allen

New Orleans, LA

Blake 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, she found her passion and the heart of her research interests in the intersections of food, environmental, and racial justice and memory.

Blake first worked as Program Assistant and now is on the board for Urban Conservancy, an urban planning aligned non-profit. She has been involved in advocacy projects including the experimental racial and economic-justice pop-up restaurant SAARTJ and the Yes on 2 campaign with the Unanimous Jury Coalition. Now, Blake is the Research Fellow for the newly reopened New Orleans African American Museum. She is honored to be able to work to help re-establish the Museum as the institution New Orleans and the Treme neighborhood needs as the city undergoes unprecedented changes.