Welcome to the second installment of the "know your LSPIRG staff series." Today, find some insight on Allie Leonard, newly hired Communications and Community Director, as interviewed by her colleague Kate Murray.

Allie has big coffee cups and even bigger hair.

Allie has big coffee cups and even bigger hair.

What got you involved with LSPIRG?
I was always into feature writing on social change issues. It’s nice to be on the side that can comment critically rather than having to write objectively. LSPIRG lets me do that! And I get to hang out in a treehouse.

What song best describes your work ethic & why?
“My Music at Work” by the Tragically Hip — because anyone whose worked in an office with me knows I’m usually blaring an 8tracks mix. And the Hip is great!

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you be making (or ordering)?
I like to impress and my family is French Canadian so I’d probably make a classic, family-oriented meal. And for dessert: tarte au sucre, because nothing in this world is better than a giant butter tart.

What is your million dollar idea?
I’d be the first person to investigate a previously untouched cultural issue and it would get enough exposure for the issue to be resolved and for me to make my way into journalism.

What is your favorite local restaurant and what do you order?
Ethels. Taco Tuesday. Best patio. So cheap, so good.