Abigail Hoover is currently a freshman at American University with a major in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government (CLEG). She is also hoping to pursue a minor in history. Beyond undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a career in law with a focus on human rights. Abigail’s current effort to develop her gifts largely include research, writing, and leadership.

She is involved with the AU Scholars program and the SPA Leadership Program. For the fall semester of AU Scholars, she studied the global implication of corruption within governmental and non-governmental organization, as well as questions of ethical and political responsibility. During the spring semester, she researched migration and refugee policy in the European Union and traveled with her class to Belgium and the Netherlands to learn first-hand from NGOs and EU organizations. Within the SPA Leadership Program, she is focusing on developing a project with a team around environment and sustainability issues at American University.

On campus, Abigail plays the clarinet in the Symphonic Band and is involved with AU Dems. Additionally, she hosts prospective students during day/ overnight visits, helps with events and gives tours with the American University Ambassadors. She also tutors elementary age students in the D.C. area through the D.C. Reads program. Through this portfolio, you can read about Abigail’s goals, accomplishments, and current work.