Allie Kimmel is deputy legislative director for Colorado Governor Jared Polis, where she helps to manage the Governor's legislative agenda. Previously, she was senior policy advisor for education and child welfare for Governor Jared Polis. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a senior education policy advisor for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee under Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), where she handled K-12, early childhood education, workforce, and child welfare issues. Before that, she was a legislative assistant for Congressman Jared Polis (CO-02) in the U.S. House of Representatives and a research assistant for education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. She received her BA from Harvard University, where she majored in government and completed the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP).