Resources for Members

Meet Allison Brown

Our new leader of our program to engage pediatric units is Stanford grad, medical student, and all-American Swimmer Allison Brown.

Allison works hard to elevate awareness in hospitals and pediatric units throughout New Jersey. She works closely with NJSSA to spread our message and assist in our mission to reduce the risk of childhood drownings in the state.

Allison Brown is currently a third year medical student at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Nutley, New Jersey. In medical school, she founded the Wilderness Medicine interest group, is involved in a number of research projects. Allison is completing a capstone project on water safety and drowning awareness in pediatric populations in New Jersey.

She plans to apply for medical residency in neurology and is interested in neuro-oncology or neurocritical care fellowships after residency. Prior to medical school, Allison received her B.S. and M.S. in biology from Stanford University in California. After graduating from university, Allison completed medical research and worked as a lecturer in biology courses at Stanford.

Allison was a competitive swimmer from a young age; she started year-round swimming at the age of 8. She graduated from high school an 18-time All-American and represented the U.S. National Junior Team from 2011-2013. She went on to swim collegiately at Stanford University from 2012-2016 and competed at PAC-12s and NCAAs. Allison was also a two time competitor at the U.S. Olympic Trials and competed at the World Junior Championships, FINA World Cup, and U.S. National Open Water Championships.