Allison is a Connecticut-bred & Manhattan-living Asplenic Geriatric Millennial with a love for all things culinary. The term “iNfLueNcEr” makes her cringe, though she has no problem being an influencer in the best sense possible, as she aims high with the culinary content – both tangible & intangible – she creates.
Allison harbors a long love of photo-documenting her favorite foods, dating back to when she got her first 35mm camera for her 8th birthday. Her arrival in NYC in 2009 opened up many opportunities to photograph and eat, especially as – for better or worse – a Yelp Elite in Manhattan. (Yes, yes, we all know the song…) While working on her MS of Communications & Information Management, she started Seek Satiation on Twitter in 2013 as an outlet for her food photos; this was way before Instagram blew up! What started as a hobby turned into a side hustle, as “cheugy” as that term is. Her interests go beyond what might look good on Instagram; she has long been interested in food insecurity issues – she has been a volunteer for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Chelsea since 2018 and supports local community fridges – as well as highlighting food businesses that focus on women, minority, and / or LGBTQ+ ownership.
Her 9 – 5 has been spent working at a major NYC hospital since 2009; after spending more than 12 years working in Infection Prevention & Control – in both staff education & data analyst roles – she has recently ventured into a project management role; she’s glad to leave the Pivot Tables to someone else! In her spare time, she loves to flex her exorbitant 90s-era “Simpsons” knowledge and will boldly scold anyone that states a quote incorrectly, find and rate unique hard ciders, clock in 10k+ steps each day, search for robust matcha lattes, work on her selfie angles, and absorb as many politically-minded books & podcasts as she can.