Abigail Cohen focused her Jackson studies on international development and Latin America. Prior to her time at Yale, she served in the Peace Corps as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in a rural community in southwestern Paraguay. Following her Peace Corps service, Abby worked for two USAID implementing partners, Democracy International and Chemonics International, to provide home office program management support for various development programs in Latin America and Asia. From Bethesda, Maryland, Abby graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in economics and Hispanic studies.