Allyson was born in nearby Durham, NC, and completed her undergraduate education at North Carolina State University with a BS degree in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where she took an interest in social advocacy. Her husband is also a NCSU graduate and NC native who works in High Point. Allyson enjoys playing with her two dogs, drawing, painting and weightlifting. She also likes to spend her free time attending food, craft beer and music festivals.