Director of Impact, Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)
Abby joined CIRCLE in 2005, after working with students across the country, to focus on maintaining a conversation between research and practice. Now, as Director of Impact at CIRCLE, Abby continues that work and also provides leadership for CIRCLE’s election strategies, website content, and external communications. She has worked on several major research projects and evaluations while at CIRCLE, as well as on several partnerships to support growing voters for a more equitable electorate.
Abby is well-versed in the wide range of youth civic and political engagement efforts and practice, and brings a broad view of the institutions and interventions that can make up ecosystems for civic development among all youth. She is most interested in how to effect change in community, institutional, and political systems to reduce inequality. Abby has been cited by news outlets such as The New York Times, CSPAN, NPR, and PolitiFact.
- “Young and progressive voters aren’t just ‘settling for Biden’ anymore; they’re going all in” in USA Today
- “The United States is a gerontocracy” on Marketplace
- “Why 2020 could be the year of the young voter” on CNN
- “Youth Voting Trends Vary by Race” on Voice of America
- “The Youth Is Much More Vigilant Than Ever In Elections 2020” in Powdersville Post
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- Election Results
- Voter Behavior
- Civil Engagement