Kerri Allen is an award-winning writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience in culturally-focused journalism. She is currently a contributing editor at Fathom.
From her first assignment to cover the Tohono O'odham people's pow-wow in Arizona to eating the tongue-numbing jambú plant from the Brazilian Amazon, Kerri's insatiable curiosity about people, culture, food, performance and human connection has been her driving journalistic force. She trained as a fellow with The New York Times Institute for Journalism, and has contributed to the Times as well as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, HuffPost, Fodor's Travel, Time Out New York, and many others.
Kerri was the associate editor for Estreno Plays, a literary press that publishes English translations of contemporary plays from Spain. For four years, she was the U.S. delegate to the Association international des critiques de théâtre, a non-governmental organization that is an arm of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This position took Kerri across Asia, Scandinavia, Eastern and Western Europe, and North America to present and write about global performing arts. Much of this work was translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French and Greek.
Kerri holds a master's degree from Georgetown University in global strategic communications, which included residencies in Washington, D.C., Singapore, and London. She graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Spanish and studied at Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her photographer-husband and their painfully cute puppy dog.