Abby is a second-year MEM/MBA student focused on nonprofit management, conservation finance, and water resources. At Yale, she leads the Wilderness Leadership Development club, manages the CBEY 2050 Fellows discussion group on the future of business and the environment; writes for Conservation Finance Network; and serves as a board fellow for Bike Walk Connecticut, a statewide bicycle & pedestrian advocacy organization. Abby spent a summer at The Nature Conservancy MarketLab, where she developed conservation strategies for California groundwater markets.
Prior to Yale, she served as Associate Director of the Center for City Park Excellence, a research arm of The Trust for Public Land. In that capacity, Abby studied management for urban park systems, including best practices for sustaining public-private partnerships and creating innovative green-infrastructure systems, and analyzed big-city park systems across the United States as a project manager for the ParkScore initiative. A LEED Accredited Professional, she previously led sustainable community planning & construction projects for Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Abby holds a self-designed B.A. in Environmental Studies from Williams College, with a minor in Maritime Studies.