A person of varied interests, Abby holds bachelors degrees from Utah State University in Applied Mathematics and Spanish and recently earned a masters degree in Public Policy from the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. She first became interested in politics and policy while interning in the Embassy of Peru in Washington, DC. Before joining the California Policy Center, she interned at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, where she published research on wildfire and solar energy policy. Abby grew up in an active duty Air Force family and is now happily making California her home. She and her husband, Bryan, live in Bakersfield, California.