Allison Durazzi transitioned her career in marketing and policy to doctoral studies in rhetoric and professional communication at Iowa State University. She researches technical editing with a focus on conscious language and she teaches technical and business communication courses. Durazzi served on the board of numerous literary arts nonprofits, including UNECSO Seattle City of Literature, and co-directed the 2001 National Poetry Slam. She holds a BA from Antioch University Seattle and an Associate of Arts Degree from Seattle Central College. She is an alumna of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts.