Abigail was born in D.C. and raised in the Gambia and the US. As a Gambian-American, she has had to reconcile the tension in the hyphen of her identity, particularly growing up during the violent regime of a dictator in her home country. Through witnessing the realities of political corruption, poor governance, and human rights violations, Abigail is fueled to make sustainable and transformational change to address systemic oppression.
She’s been involved in civic engagement work in Egypt, Morocco, and Malawi, working with refugees fleeing persecution and oppressive regimes, and in the Gambia, working with the U.S. Embassy and the Office of the Mayor on women’s empowerment initiatives.
Abigail joined Young Women’s Freedom Center at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the organization’s accelerated expansion. As Co-Executive Director, she oversees operations focusing on organizational health and sustainability, working across YWFC to ensure grant deliverables and developing systems to measure long-term impact.