Allis joined California Interfaith Power & Light in 2009 and serves as Southern California Outreach Director. She has been involved in environmental issues for two decades and in 2008 spearheaded the Los Angeles Catholic Environmental Ministry. Allis has a special fondness for policy work that addresses the deeply interconnected issues of systemic racial and environmental injustice, clean energy, job creation, and public health. Inspired by Pope Francis’ message Laudato si’ – subtitled “On care for our common home” – she works with the faith community to implement its call to people worldwide to take “swift and unified global action” on global warming and the environment.
Previously, Allis served as Director of Community Services at Holy Family Catholic Church; and in pastoral care and music at various other churches. A classical singer, she holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in pastoral ministries from Santa Clara University. In addition to climate change work, Allis continues to sing, often combining Creation education into her recitals. She developed the website bleastearth.com, and her latest recorded song, “You Think of Me”, can be found at bit.ly/YouThinkofMe.