Allie Ashmead is an atheist and humanist who grew up in rural Virginia in the Baptist church, but quickly abandoned religion when she left home for college.   She has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has spent her career doing business analysis, supporting SaaS systems, and building cloud solutions to manage data.
She attended her first religious skeptic gathering in 2016, where she became interested in activism and volunteer work.  She actively supports Black Nonbelievers, has done volunteer work for Clay County Democrats in Florida, and is currently a member of a local group Palm Coast Atheists.  Her hope is to be more actively involved in secular humanist organizations and make a positive impact in the world through social change.