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Allison Merkel

High School Senior in Portland, OR.

I'm a 17-year-old high school student who attends an arts school in Portland, Oregon. I first knew I was interested in education reform my when I was introduced to a standardized test in third grade. When not hanging out with my golden retriever puppy, I perform with an improv troupe and teach kids at a local elementary school how to read. My favorite kind of books are books about books.


  • Standardized Testing

    The Yearn to Learn