Abigail is a recent college graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she earned a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. As an undergrad student, she had the opportunity to research native bees in the El Paso region and volunteered in the Climate Change Soil Lab at UTEP. Throughout her undergrad career she worked as a community college tutor, and became passionate about making education accessible. She also held a leadership position for the Environmental Advocates UTEP SEEDS chapter, a national program of the Ecological Society of America, dedicated to provide mentorship to underrepresented students in ecology. As a leader, she helped develop career workshops, sustainability projects and science literacy outreach. Through SEEDS, she was awarded participation in The Henry L. Gholz National Field Trips to the White Mountains of New Hampshire at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and to the W.K Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, Michigan, where she gained field experience and met other undergraduates from the all over the nation to discuss social, political and environmental issues in today’s world. Abigail now plans on completing her fellowship with the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge to serve the public in wildlife and natural resource education. On her free time, Abigail enjoys playing Mario Kart competitively, hiking and camping, stargazing, playing guitar and reading fiction novels.