Allison Morris is the Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Dell Medical School. In this role, Allison provides support to Dr. Steve Abrams, whose rapid-fire approach to daily tasks is a perfect fit for the equally active Allison. A native Californian, Allison and her family moved to Austin in 2014. Prior to joining the UT family, she spent 7 years as an Executive Assistant for leaders at UCLA. Away from work she enjoys being active – running, swimming and entertaining two young daughters (Harper, 5 and Reagan 3). Allison graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism and Communications, and after spending 10 years in Eugene, she moved with her husband to Los Angeles to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful beaches. She is a big UT basketball and football fan, and regularly attends games with her family. Her husband also works at UT as the Associate Athletic Trainer for the Men’s basketball team.