Education Programs Specialist, California Department of Education
Allison Frenzel is an education programs specialist with the California Department of Education’s High School Innovations and Initiatives Office. She supports all arts, media and entertainment (AME) and secondary arts education programs in the state of California. Prior to her work at CDE, Allison spent 15 years as a classroom teacher and program coordinator in Sonoma County, and founded Pulse Arts, a 501(c)3 dedicated to connecting professional creatives and public education. Through programs like the AME Workforce Development Program, the Hip Hop Education and Equity Initiative, and partnerships with the California Film Commission and creative industry, Allison's work is centered around supporting a school to career pipeline for CA students from diverse backgrounds and increasing access to industry-connected opportunities for AME programs in the state of California.