Allie Diefendorf, Director of Underclassmen Learning
Allie joined BRYC part-time in fall 2019 and transitioned to the full-time role of director of underclassmen programs in summer 2020. Allie leads BRYC’s underclassmen learning team and drives our Underclassmen Transition Program, the suite of programs and initiatives that help our freshmen and sophomores start high school strong.
Allie is a native of Albany, N.Y., and a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont. Upon graduation she moved to Philadelphia, Penn., where she served as an AmeriCorps member with Communities in Schools (’14-’15) and City Year Philadelphia (’15-’17). Inspired by her students in Philadelphia, Allie joined Teach For America-South Louisiana, teaching fifth grade math and science at Greenbrier Elementary School (’17-’19). After teaching, and before joining BRYC, Allie returned to work with City Year as an impact manager at IDEA Bridge Academy and College Prep.
In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with her partner Ashley and dogs Chicken and Louie; waking up early; reading on the porch; and being outside.