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Howl About You

Employee Spotlight Series

NC State employs more than 8,000 employees who work across a multitude of colleges, divisions, departments, offices and units that spread across the state. Even though some of us have developed close professional relationships and friendships with colleagues, for many of us getting to know anyone other than our daily co-workers is difficult. That’s why we’ve created Howl About You, a page where we shine a spotlight on our employees by letting them share five facts about themselves. As you read the entries on Howl About You, we hope you discover someone who shares the same professional or personal interests as you and make a connection with them. 

Learn how to participate in Howl About You!


Erica Allen

Associate Director of Events and Donor Relations
College of Sciences/University Advancement

I am a huge Buffalo Bills fan, and I watch 9-plus hours of football every Sunday in the fall. When football season is over, I turn into a NASCAR fan.

I am originally from Rochester, New York. I moved to Raleigh sight unseen after I accepted my job at NC State in August 2021.

I am earning a master’s degree in higher education administration from NC State. I love the program and the opportunities it’s given me to make connections across campus.


I participated in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World for a year after graduating. I worked in merchandise at Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom and Dinoland in Animal Kingdom.

I love concerts and usually have five to 10 on my calendar at all times. This year’s lineup includes Zach Bryan, Noah Kahan, Taylor Swift and many more.

How To Participate

We’d love for you to submit five facts about yourself so we can share them on our website and/or in Howl You Know, the HR newsletter. Just fill out this form, and our communications team will review your submission for publication. If you have questions or know of an employee who would be great for us to spotlight, send an email to hrcommunications@ncsu.edu and write Howl About You in the subject line.