Alaine M. Allen is an educator who intentionally works to uplift the voices of and create opportunities for individuals from groups historically marginalized in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) environments. She currently serves as the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, where she is committed to creating a culture of inclusive excellence that enables the entire community to thrive. Allen’s professional experiences include teaching high school physics, directing pre-college STEM and undergraduate diversity programs in engineering, as well as partnering with the broader community. Allen has a bachelor’s in physics education from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s in policy, planning, and evaluation and a doctorate, both from the University of Pittsburgh.