Abigail (Abby) Cohen graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics and Hispanic studies. After graduation, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural community in southwestern Paraguay. As a community economic development volunteer, Abby worked closely with local youth to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills, and she facilitated various community development projects with local counterparts, including two capacity building workshops for more than 100 students and teachers. In addition to her work in her community, Abby served on the steering committee for Peace Corps Paraguay’s national entrepreneurship initiative, and she was the regional representative for volunteers in her department. Upon returning to the U.S., Abby continued pursuing a career in the international development sector, working for two USAID implementing partners, Democracy International and Chemonics International. She provided home office program management support for various development programs in Latin America and Asia, primarily in the democracy, rights, governance and economic growth sectors. In addition to supporting long-term program implementation, Abby helped coordinate a violence prevention conference in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and provided on-the-ground fieldwork support for a peacebuilding program evaluation in Southern Thailand and a conflict assessment in Indonesia. At Jackson, Abby will study international development, with a regional focus on Latin America.