Allison Epstein

Study and Report Editor

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
– Margaret Atwood


Allison Epstein is the Study and Report Editor at GG+A, where she supports the firm’s consultants and Consulting Resources team in developing clear, compelling, insightful, and accurate client reports and presentations. She brings nearly a decade of experience to her role, with expertise in strategic communications, donor engagement, content development, editing, and project management.  

Prior to joining GG+A, Allison was a Senior Editor at Arabella Advisors, a professional services firm specializing in philanthropy and impact investing. In this role, she guided client service teams in the production of high-quality written materials for philanthropists to help maximize their impact. She also managed a firmwide communications coaching program, provided editorial services to internal and client-facing teams, and wrote and edited print and digital collateral for marketing and business development. Previously, Allison was a copywriter at the strategic communications agency Lipman Hearne, where she created communications materials for higher education and other mission-driven clients. Additionally, she led research, interviews, content development, and editing for the biannual alumni magazine of a public research university, and developed creative concepts for brand, fundraising, and enrollment campaigns. Earlier in her career, Allison served as a copywriter at advertising and marketing agencies Movéo and The Mx Group. 

Allison is a published author of three novels: A Tip for the Hangman, which was recognized as a “Most Anticipated Book of 2021” by the Chicago Tribune, Let the Dead Bury the Dead (2023), and Our Rotten Hearts (2025). She completed her M.F.A. in creative writing at Northwestern University, and her B.A. in creative writing, English, and French at the University of Michigan. She has volunteered as the co-editor and intern coordinator of Adios Barbie, a digital magazine that publishes original essays and content on body image and intersectional feminism. She is also a former volunteer language tutor at Freedom House in Detroit, a humanitarian organization for refugees and asylum seekers.  

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