Allison Bystrom is a Research Associate at the Angus Reid Institute. She works on creating, analyzing and reporting on polls about issues that matter to Canadians. Allison studied market research in university but was always more interested in public policy and politics and enjoys her role combining these fields. In her past life she specialized in getting jobs that allowed her to travel, interning in Washington DC and Ghana and working on the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi. Allison has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.