Allan has been organizing, participating in community outreach programs, and writing grants since he was in elementary school. In high school, he took part in the Hartford Leadership Program, and during his junior year was a member of a nonprofit that provided aid and education through mentorship and education programs to under resourced communities in the D.C. area. He completed his senior project in South Africa through the School for International Training's Social and Political Transformation Program in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. Allan was a Pre-K teacher in Mississippi, a 3rd-5th grade teacher in rural Louisiana, and a Dean of Students in Baton Rouge. Before joining Playtime, his community organizing efforts to end corporal punishment and school policing in Louisiana earned him a fellowship with the state's Department of Education for a year and then a fellowship on the federal level at the U.S. Department of Education. Allan graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Government/Political Science and was a scholar in the Holleran Center's Program in Community Action (PICA). When not working, he can be found reading a book, watching anime, or waiting for the gym to get back to normal.