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About Abigail

Abigail is a social worker, a mother, a community advocate and a former candidate for City Council. 

Abigail’s early social work career focused on advocacy and fighting for The Bronx’s most vulnerable residents- children in Foster Care. Abigail then went into academia, teaching at Columbia University School of Social Work and Fordham University School of Social Service, helping prepare our city’s next generation of social workers. In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York, Abigail realized her skills as an advocacy social worker were needed in City Hall to help NYC recover, and she launched a grassroots campaign in August 2020. Abigail came in 3rd for City Council in a crowded field of candidates. 

Today Abigail is an active member of her community, serving on the Parents Association of PS 81, as well as on PS 81’s School Leadership Team, and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Abigail is the President of her co-op board and serves on the steering committee of Stewards of Brust Park. 

Abigail recognizes that at a time when the integrity of our democracy is being tested, it is essential to have bridge-builders in all levels of government working together for the betterment of our community. 

If elected District Leader, Abigail will advocate for reforms that make our local democracy a more energized, participatory, and responsive space.

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At a time when the integrity of our democracy is being tested, Abigail knows it is more important than ever to have strong, bridge-builders in leadership roles who have the energy and commitment to engage every community in the district. 

In the northeast Bronx, fewer than 50% of eligible voters vote in local elections. Democracy only works when everyone has a voice, and Abigail is committed to addressing voter apathy and to expanding the electorate. With so many critical elections ahead, it is now more important than ever to engage voters and to address the issues that lead to low voter turnout.


​As District Leader, Abigail will use her voice to advocate for reforms that will increase participation and make our democracy more responsive to the people.

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