Abigail Hoover


About Me

Hello! My name is Abigail Hoover and I’m passionate about criminal justice reform and education inequity. I am currently studying Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government at American University. Additionally, I am pursuing a Data Science minor and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. I have previously interned on a congressional campaign, with the Cumberland County Courthouse, the House of Representatives, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

I am currently involved with the SPA Leadership Program, and my current project aims to focus on educational inequality across the D.C. area and the ways in which this has been addressed. I previously worked with a team on developing a project focusing on environmental and sustainability issues, specifically campus divestment at American University. I have also gained invaluable research experience through the AU Scholars program where I developed projects on topics including systemic corruption and refugee and immigration policy. 

On-campus, I’m a member and former e-board member of American University’s chapter of Leading Women of Tomorrow. I also work on the staff of one of American University’s undergraduate research journals, Clocks and Clouds. Additionally, I host prospective students during visits, help with events and give tours with the American University Ambassadors Program. I’ve also formerly worked as a Program Leader for the Complex Problems program and a D.C. Reads tutor for elementary-age students in the D.C. area, most recently at an after-school program in Columbia Heights Village. 

Through this portfolio, you can read about my goals, accomplishments, and current work. You can connect with me on Linkedin.