Abigail Kasdin L’24
Abigail graduated from Harvard in 2018 with a degree in Social Studies and a citation in Spanish. While in college, she focused her studies on exploring how education policy translates to the lived experience of students. In addition to her academic work, Abigail organized Model United Nations conferences in Boston and abroad that engaged over 6,000 high school students. Through a program with the Harvard International Relations Council, she also taught research skills and international relations at secondary schools in the greater Boston area.
After graduating from college, Abigail joined Teach for America and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she spent three years teaching eighth grade US History. Her teaching experiences during college and after having solidified her love of working with youth and her commitment to fighting for educational equity.
Abigail is dedicated to using her law degree to dismantle the barriers that prevent children from having equitable access to education, either through public policy work or as a juvenile public defender. She will spend her career advocating for juvenile and educational justice.
Last summer, Abigail interned at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the public defense organization in Massachusetts. She worked on appeals for the Youth Advocacy Division, which solidified her commitment to juvenile justice work.
Abigail is an avid hiker, recreational swimmer, and documentary enthusiast.