Allegra was born in Torrance, CA and is majoring in chemistry in the College of Letters and Science. Allegra began working with the Hawker group in January of 2013 after conducting physical chemistry research under Dr. Songi Han. A McNair scholar, Allegra will be applying to doctoral programs in the fall. Her hobbies include songwriting, surfing and volleyball.
Allegra is currently conducting research with Kaila Mattson, Edward Toumayan and Alaina McGrath to investigate the antifouling propensities of catechol-functionalized poly(ethylene oxide) systems.