For the last 6 years, Abigail (Abbie) has been working in several different capacities for Education International (EI), a global teacher and education union federation based in Brussels, Belgium that advocates for free, quality public education for every student around the world. During her time with EI, she worked closely with colleagues from other non-governmental organisations, like UNESCO, intergovernmental organisations, like the OECD, Global Union Federations, like the ITUC, and Civil Society Movements, like the Global Campaign for Education, to support democracy, peace, social justice, human rights, trade union rights, and the right to education.
Abbie completed dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Language and Literature as well as International Area Studies on Russia and the Czech Republic from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. She holds two Master of Arts in both Anglophone Western Literature and European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Recently, she began working towards her Ph.D. at Masaryk University on Paranoia, Isolation, and Suicide in American Postmodern Fiction. Abbie joined the Language Center in 2018, working for the Faculty of Social Studies and the Faculty of Arts. She's originally from Abilene, Texas in the United States.