…is a student at Boston University, where she is majoring in religion and minoring in English, anthropology, and Twitter addiction. With a dedication to diversity and interfaith cooperation, Abigail leads the Boston University Interfaith Council, where she coordinates discussions and interfaith service events among many Boston-area colleges.
She cares deeply about fostering dialogue and understanding between people of various walks of life and worldviews. In addition, she has a love for community service that has led her to teach classes to immigrants and refugees, rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina, and volunteer with international seafarers in the port of her hometown in Charleston, South Carolina.
A longtime fondness for the written word inspires her to work with the Boston University Literary Society, where she is an editor for the literary journal Clarion, as well as to tutor at the Boston University Writing Center. In her spare time, she can often be found on a park bench with her notebook, scribbling poetry and generally looking like a pretentious hipster.
In 2012, she was selected to be a Millennial Values Fellow at the Millennial Values Symposium held by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; she has also received a fellowship from the Fund for Theological Education.
After graduation, Abigail hopes to pursue a career in the nonprofit/NGO world doing interfaith humanitarian work.