Dr. Allison Hoffman is a visiting CHAT DAY scientist from the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), where she has a management job in the Office of Science. Before CTP, she was a scientist at NIDA for 8 years, so participating in CHAT DAY is like a mini homecoming with a dash of déjà vu. Dr. Hoffman lived in Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Florida before going to college at Emory University (Georgia). After college, she drove clear across the country to go to graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Then, she drove back across the country to work NIDA in Baltimore, Maryland. She’s working on perfecting homemade thin crust pizzas with help from her two boys, playing with her bassador (Basset hound + Labrador), and spending too much time playing Clash of Clans while listening to punk/alternative music from the 80s.