Garrie Allen ‘17
Hometown: Peoria, IL
Major: Political Science
Future Plans: Career in government and public service
Graduate political science major Garrie Allen credits the opportunities he’s been given at the University of Illinois Springfield for helping him land a full-time job with the Illinois House of Representatives. Allen began his career in state government working on the House floor as a page and was promoted to a Committee Clerk. In March 2015, he was elected Speaker of the House during a Model Illinois Government simulation at the Illinois State Capitol.
Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.
Posted on March 24, 2015