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Allison Slater Tate ’96

After a short career in television and film development and production, Allison Slater Tate ’96 returned to her hometown in the wilds of suburban Central Florida to raise her four children, now ranging in age from 16 to 6 years old. When her personal parenting essays went viral on outlets such as the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and the Washington Post, she used her online presence to begin a new career in freelance writing and editing. She now regularly writes reported stories focusing on parenting and college for NBC News and the TODAY Show’s websites as well as the print editions of the Washington Post, Family Circle magazine, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

On campus, Allison majored in English with a certificate in American Studies, and she was a member of Butler College, Colonial Club, Kappa Alpha Theta, Orange Key, and the sports staff of the Daily Princetonian. She is the current president of the Class of 1996 as well as the co-chair of her regional Alumni Schools Committee and co-VP of the Princeton Club of Central Florida with her husband, classmate Trey Tate ’96. Her T. Sweets order remains Oreo frozen yogurt with chocolate sprinkles on both the bottom of the cup and the top.


She Writes: Finding Your Voice and Breaking Into the Writing World

Saturday, October 6


Allison Slater-Tate ’96, Freelance Writer and Editor


Margaret Wheeler Johnson ’05, Director of Features and Brand Initiatives, Bustle Digital Group

Stephanie Kip Rostan ’95, Principal, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency

Misa Sugiura ’91, Author

Dori Jones Yang ’76, Author and Journalist