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ARTS ADVOCATE                    

Abby has presented and facilitated at workshops, conferences, and panels on topics of arts advocacy on an international, national, state-wide, and city-wide level. She has spoken on panels at the national Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Conference, to name a few.

Abby has presented at several educational institutions, from elementary to universities, and other various youth groups on the importance of youth leadership as well as led talkbacks for several theatrical performances. She has spoken on behalf of several arts institutions' educational departments to promote support for the arts. She has facilitated several community engagement initiatives and led leadership and teambuilding sessions for college prep programs, EquiTech Futures IRL Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and faith based nonprofit programs with student leaders at Columbia College Chicago.

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Speaking about the importance of Arts Education with Northlight Theatre
MCing Columbia College Chicago's Selah: A Christian Art Showcase Event
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Leading a round table discussion on

Youth Leadership in Arts Education at Wisconsin Arts Day.

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Facilitating the Human Knot exercise at EquiTech Future's Nairobi IRL Conference on technology for social impact
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As an alumn and former president of Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Teen Council, speaking on panel at Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Education Pre-Conference:

"Inclusion and Empowerment of Youth Voices".

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