Georgia State House, District 44
Chinita Allen is an award-winning educator and consultant with over 20 years experience in the education field; 13 in Cobb County, Georgia including six years in District 44 and seven years in District 45. She is a 2017 Cobb Education Consortium Leadership Academy Honoree, 2017 Atlanta Families’ Award Education Excellence Awardee, 2016 Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching National Finalist and a 2016 and 2015 Georgia Department of Education STEM Laureate.
As an educator, Ms. Allen has collaborated with education entities to drive key education policy and innovative practices, in particular, those dealing with funding, testing, and computer science. As an active community leader, Ms. Allen is the current United Nations Association of Atlanta President, a 2018 Leadership Atlanta nominee, and a United Way VIP alumna. She has worked with various non-profits to address technology and science, women and human rights, workforce development, and non-profit leadership. As a first-generation college student with multiple degrees, she has taken the bold stance of fighting income inequality and building an economy that works for everyone by helping to create a world-class education system within her District and state before running for office.
Chinita’s campaign embodies a progressive agenda which strives to provide education and workforce development for the marginalized as well as those who have been unable to tap into the American Dream. As a candidate, she continues to work with education decision makers at the K-12 level as well as college and career technical training programs to bridge the gap between school and employment in high paying fields such as STEM and science-related jobs.
Further, ensuring that people have a say in decisions which impact their lives is very important; which is why she will continue to conduct listening sessions to gather feedback and to learn what is most important to her constituents. Finally, empowering youth remains an essential component of Chinita’s campaign, who works with them to bring a more diverse and progressive vision in fighting income inequality and challenging structural racism which benefits those in power