Abigail is a Senior Associate with a unique knack for policy analysis and writing, strategic and tactical planning, and third party engagement.
While at The Raben Group, she has worked for a diverse group of clients including Airbnb, the Democratic National Committee, the James Irvine Foundation, and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. Some of her projects have included researching the effect of money in politics and worker supports on the political and economic opportunity for low-wage workers and communities of color; helping refine a new and timely narrative for the Democratic Party; building and managing the first national Coalition for Women’s Health Equity; assisting with and organizing successful congressional lobby days; and facilitating partnerships between government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and clients.
Abigail has always believed in the right of all individuals to live their lives with dignity, justice and freedom and comes to The Raben Group from Ipas, a global NGO, where she implemented strategies related to federal reproductive health law and policy and co-authored the first inclusive publication on the harm caused by U.S. foreign assistance and Medicaid restrictions on abortion to medical providers and tens of millions of women throughout the world. Previously, as a Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, she conducted legal research and analysis on pregnancy-related prosecutions, abortion bans, and personhood statutes. While in law school, she directly counseled refugees from across the East African region and assisted the prosecution of gross human rights violations at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda by researching various legal and procedural issues and monitoring transferred cases. Prior to law school, she designed several juvenile justice reform programs in Louisiana, including the capital city’s first juvenile alternative-to-detention.
Abigail is a first-generation Nigerian-American who was raised in New Orleans, an LSU Tiger (B.A., cum laude Political Science), and a Maryland-barred attorney who attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a Francisco de Vitoria International Law Scholar. In the rare moments she is not working overtime, you can find her plotting her next trip abroad and learning how to be a better social justice advocate by educating and re-educating herself on race, gender, class, and more.