Before accidentally becoming a Maine oyster farmer, Abigail worked in finance and in numerous start-ups, in industries ranging from telecoms to fashion.
Abigail speaks French and Spanish and has lived, worked, and/or studied in several countries in Europe and Latin America, including over 12 years in France. She has a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in French and Spanish literature from Barnard College.
Abigail's publishing credits include The Telegraph (UK daily), This City Paris Magazine, The Portland Press Herald, and Global Geneva.
She serves on the board of Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Biddeford Shellfish Conservation Commission, World Affairs Council of Maine, and, despite her tendancy to get sea sick in the open ocean, she is Rear Commodore of the Biddeford Pool Yacht Club.