Kerri Allen is an award-winning writer with nearly 20 years of professional experience in culturally-focused journalism.

From her first assignment to cover the Tohono O'odham tribe's annual pow-wow in Arizona to witnessing a shamanic ritual on South Korea's Yangtze Island or eating the tongue-numbing jambú plant from the Amazon forests of Brazil, Kerri's insatiable curiosity about people, culture, food, performance and human connection is her driving journalistic force.

She was a fellow with The New York Times Institute for Journalism, and her award-winning writing has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The Huffington Post, Anthony Bourdain's Roads & Kingdoms, Time Out New York, Budget Travel, Gayot, Fathom and many others.

Kerri has published more than 300 original pieces, ranging from reviews to profiles to features, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French and Greek. 

She served as the U.S. delegate to the Association international des critiques de théâtre, a UNESCO-B NGO, covering performing arts across Asia, Scandinavia, Eastern & Western Europe and North America. 

Kerri holds a Master's degree in global strategic communications from Georgetown University and B.A. in Spanish from Rutgers University.

She lives in Brooklyn, NY.