Allison Lowe-Fotos, MSW, LCSW is a Senior Policy Manager with Start Early. She works on issues and initiatives of mental health, home visiting, early childhood expulsion, child welfare, families impacted by the criminal legal system, and early childhood workforce development at Start Early. She has been an adjunct professor with the Erikson Institute since 2020. She has previously worked in direct practice in early childhood education programs providing case management, family support work, therapy with children and families, infant/early childhood mental health consultation, and supervising a teen parent home visiting program. She also has international experience working in programs and projects in China, Mexico, and Turkey. Allison has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MSW from Loyola University Chicago, and is credentialed in Infant Mental Health.