Allison Sponseller, MSW, MUP

Associate Consultant

Allison joined LFA in 2015 with content knowledge in housing and homelessness, workforce development, sustainable food access, maternal and infant health, youth initiatives, and higher education.  As a project manager, Allison ensures the smooth and timely day-to-day implementation of project workplans, leads instrument and data systems development processes, and serves as primary point of contact for communication regarding project implementation details. Allison is dedicated to applying a collaborative approach that emphasizes client and community needs and values process as well as outcomes.

Prior to joining LFA, Allison worked as a program evaluator at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Social Work Curtis Center Program Evaluation Group and as a research assistant with faculty in the UM Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Previously, she grew food at The Student Organic Farm in Lansing, Michigan and served as a case manager at Project Hope, a shelter and multi-service center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Allison speaks and writes Spanish fluently. She loves playing soccer, taking long city walks, and writing postcards to friends and family in the Midwest. 


  • Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

  • Master of Social Work, Community Organizing, University of Michigan

  • Master of Urban Planning, Planning in Developing Countries, University of Michigan

Selected Project Experience

  • Evaluation of 11th Hour Project

  • KQED Education Evaluation Implementation Planning

  • Evaluation of Environmental Volunteers’ Assessment of Best Teaching Practices

  • Evaluation of San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Integrated Service Model

  • Community Needs Assessment for the City of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families