Reportage. A journalist by training and trade, Abigail has more than eight years of professional experience reporting. 


A selection of notable work:


After Hurricane Nicole, Condo Owners Grapple With Living Beachside (The New York Times, Nov. 11, 2022)

Hurricane Nicole Causes Four Deaths, Forces Evacuation of Unsteady Buildings (The New York Times, Nov. 10, 2022)

About one-in-five U.S. adults know someone who goes by a gender-neutral pronoun (Pew Research Center, Sept. 5, 2019)

A growing number of American teenagers – particularly girls – are facing depression (Pew, July 12, 2019)

The share of women in legislatures around the world is growing, but they are still underrepresented (Pew, March 18, 2019)

In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants (Pew, Jan. 24, 2019)

18 striking findings from 2018 (Pew, Dec. 13, 2018)

More U.S. households are renting than at any point in 50 years (Pew, July 19, 2017)

Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group (Pew, March 8, 2017)

'Dorkin in York': The city's freestyle BMX history (York Daily Record, April 21, 2016)

Snow storm was deadly for dozens in Pa., Md. region (YDR, Jan. 27, 2016)

Home on the range: To whom do the Montana lands belong? (The Riveter, May 29, 2015

Former Spring Grove cross country runners get second wind with induction into Hall of Fame (YDR, May 8, 2015)

Invasive fish spread across NW Montana (The Western News, Aug. 5, 2014) (PDF)


Photography. In 2020, Abigail reincorporated photojournalism, her original dream, into her work.


Data visualization. Abigail periodically works in data visualization, a skill she learned while studying political science, later developed at Pew Research Center and has continued to hone in a freelance capacity. 

Editorial leadership. Abigail has led and co-led editorial digital production for teams in news and research organizations, and she has also developed visual and data visualization strategy in international news. 

–She co-developed a reporting stream on Colombia at a nonprofit international news organization
–She led data visualization strategy and creation for "Change in the humanitarian sector, in numbers," an in-depth data-oriented look into the aid industry
–She wrote and managed the publication of Pew Research Center's popular annual "striking findings" articles from 2016, 2017 and 2018

–She co-led breaking news for newsroom-wide coverage of a record-breaking blizzard: York County closes in on record snowfall

She has also started and led various small-scale publications.