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Reportage. A journalist by training and trade, Abigail has nearly nine years of professional experience reporting. 


A selection of notable work:


In an Orlando suburb, Bolsonaro supporters remain loyal to their new neighbor (The New York Times, Jan. 9, 2022)

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)

Lost in the crowd: When a pandemic takes away the friends we didn’t know we had (The Charlotte Observer, Feb. 24, 2021)

Being the Background Friend: What It Feels Like, and How to Overcome It (Rewire, Dec. 25, 2020)

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)

Many minority students go to schools where at least half of their peers are their race or ethnicity (Pew, Oct. 25, 2017)

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)


Photojournalism. In 2020, Abigail intently reincorporated photojournalism, her original dream, into her work. Throughout her career, she has maintained a focus on visual journalism.

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

Tropical Storm Nicole Sweeps Across Florida (The New York Times, ​Nov. 10, 2022)

I'd rather just dance: D'Andre Deshields, a lifelong b-boy (York Daily Record, June 23, 2016)

'Dorkin in York': The city's freestyle BMX history (YDR, ​April 22, 2016)

Antarctica to Ethiopia: York-area runners race around the world (YDR, March 2, 2016)

Former Spring Grove cross country runners get second wind in induction into Hall of Fame (YDR, ​Nov. 5, 2015)

Teahouse in West York stirs the beauty in the everyday (YDR, ​Oct. 3, 2015)

Data visualization

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 formalized a reporting stream on Colombia at a nonprofit international news organization
• She led data vis
ualization 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.

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