Alli DeJong was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and received her B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She started working with Thunder Valley as a consultant for the Language Initiative in 2015 and became a full-time Grant Writer for Thunder Valley in 2017. Alli has worked in a variety of non-profit settings, including community health and legal advocacy. She is passionate about grassroots community development and is grateful for the opportunity to work with Thunder Valley.