Allegra Fullerton is a PhD student, Research Assistant, and Instructor at the Center for Policy and Democracy. Her research focuses on three main topics; emotions, policy processes, and democracy. She specifically examines how these three areas intersect, how policies change, and how people engage in policy processes. She is also the student coordinator for the Conference on Policy Process Research, Building Democratic Communities, and an instructor at SPA. Prior to her time at CU Denver SPA, she attended Arizona State University where she was a graduate research assistant with The Center for Urban Innovation and a policy analyst with The Center for the Future of Arizona. Outside of her work at ASU, she was a community organizer who helped lead a successful ballot referendum and later state-wide ballot initiative.