Allison Lipps completed her undergraduate studies at Purdue University in 2006, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology and a minor in Pre-Medical studies. While at Purdue, Allison served as the Event Coordinator for the Purdue Association for the Care of Children’s Health (PACCH), as the Pledge Coordinator for Alpha Epsilon Delta (a premedical honor society), as a Research Assistant in the Purdue Infant Language Lab, and taught freshman biology laboratory science.
Allison is currently the Research Operations Coordinator at Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. (IHTC). IHTC is the only federally-recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) in Indiana and is widely renowned as America’s top comprehensive hemophilia and rare bleeding disorders treatment center. At IHTC, Allison works in project management and operations over the many ongoing clinical research trials and studies; she also serves in a patient-facing role, actively enrolling patients with rare genetic and bleeding disorders into clinical trials and studies.
Allison holds certificates in HIV Prevention Counseling and Screening through the State Department of Health, Motivational Interviewing, and Suicide Intervention. She is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and is currently working toward her Clinical Research Coordinator Certificate. She considers herself to be a multipotentialite but has always found a way to connect to the STEM aspects of her professions. She has previously worked as a Lab Assistant at the Clarian Pathology Laboratory, in research for IU School of Medicine, in social services, and in long-term care provider credentialing before her role was created for her at IHTC.
Prior to becoming the Community Outreach Director for Women & Hi Tech, she was an active volunteer on the Community Outreach Committee. Allison has a passion for volunteerism and is also a volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s CoderDojo program, and is a Provisional Member of the Junior League of Indianapolis. In her free time, she enjoys participating in charity 5k’s, hiking, kayaking, reading, and yoga. As an avid learner, she believes it is never too late to learn new things. So, in 2018, Allison learned to ride a bike. She currently resides in Carmel, Indiana.
As a female who has been passionate about STEM her entire life and an advocate for women in STEM, Allison was drawn to the meaningful connections available through Women & Hi Tech, as well as the opportunities to share her passion for STEM in the local community. During her time on the board, Allison’s goals are to increase awareness of the organization and its values, to facilitate meaningful connections between women in STEM, and to foster relationships with local STEM organizations (with an emphasis in the life science fields) in order to provide more opportunities for the organization’s members.
Allison truly believes what Theodore Roosevelt said in 1910 when he said: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”