Abbie graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in the spring of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She grew up in a small Idaho town (see awesome sunset above), and to her dismay, has never lived elsewhere. While in college, she worked as a science tutor, as a lifeguard, and as a genetics research assistant, where she essentially played the role of matchmaker for some frisky fruit flies. She volunteered at her town’s free clinic, where she prepared medications, shadowed physicians, and gave health presentations to patients. After Peace Corps, she hopes to pursue a Master’s of Public Health with an emphasis on global health.
Currently, Abbie is working at a youth center in Morocco, where she shares her love of learning with a gaggle of eager students. In her free time, you can find her jogging (slowly), reading in excess, wasting entire days in quaint cafes, taking naps at parties, and admiring craft beers ad nauseam. She also considers herself a tea aficionado, was once described as having a “gangly elegance,” and apparently likes talking about herself in third person.