Allen Pinn is a Coaching Specialist at the Close Up Foundation. Allen is originally from Lynchburg, Virginia and is an alumnus of the University of Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Following graduation, Allen served as a corps member in Teach For America in rural South Carolina teaching high school social studies. After fulfilling his commitment as a corps member, Allen moved to the Washington D.C. area and continued working in the classroom. Allen transitioned from the classroom to the Close Up Foundation in 2018 and is excited to continue his career in education with Close Up.