Communications committee (Newsletter)
This is Allen's first year as a member of the Board. He was a member of the initial Peace Corps in 1961 that went to Tanganyika (now Tanzania). He was a field geologist assigned to the Geological Survey in Dodoma and supported the Survey's on-going program to map the geology of the country. During his two years, he mapped the sediments along the coast from Sadani to the Kenyan border, and the metamorphic rocks in the Korogwe and Dodoma areas.
Professionally, Allen spent over 25 years in the energy and mineral fields as an exploration geologist in field and administrative positions. Projects included the western United States, Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, North and Adriatic Seas, Iran, and the Philippines. He later joined an engineering consulting firm as an environmental consultant and supported the Department of Defense in their compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.
Allen received his Masters' degree in Geology from the University of Southern California and Bachelors' degree from University of California, Riverside.