Abby joined the German Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt in the fall of 2018. She received her B.A. in English and German (2015) from the Catholic University of America and completed her M.A. in Germanic Studies (2017) at the University of Maryland. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Abby was a Fulbright Teaching Assistant at a Gemeinschaftsschule in Schleswig-Holstein with the Diversity program. Her research interests include contemporary literature and performance studies.