Student Spotlight: Allison Georgeson

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Allison Georgeson, and I am originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  My Duquesne career began with my undergraduate degree, where I earned my B.A. in public relations and minors in sociology and business management in 2019. I was led to an interest in sustainability by some of the amazing professors I had during undergrad who supported me and showed me the importance of its implementation, not only in my own life but in respect to others and the planet. When I learned Duquesne had one of the top MBA programs in the world for my interest, I knew I was going to continue my education here.  Coming out of this program, my goal is to work in marketing to show people the importance of environmental sustainability, from small day-to-day habits to lifestyle changes.

What is one of your favorite things to do in Pittsburgh?
I’ve lived in Pittsburgh for about four years and I never get tired of exploring the neighborhoods. I think the best thing about this city is that each area has a unique personality and I love feeling like I’m going to a new place even if it’s only 10 minutes away!

What skill would you like to master?
I would love to master the skill of cooking. Healthy, wholesome food is so important to sustain our bodies, and I think food can also give us insight and respect to world cultures.

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Dracula’s Castle in the Transylvania region of Romania. Although its proper name is Bran Castle and has very little historical connection to Vlad the Impaler, the suspected inspiration behind Dracula, it was fascinating to be immersed in the culture of the region.

What is the best way to start the day?
With a fresh cup of coffee, a little sunshine and the morning news.

Where would you spend all of your time if you could?
I could absolutely spend the rest of my life on a beach with nothing but a good book and a golden retriever.