Abby is a PhD student specializing in American art. She received her MA from the University of Maryland in 2014. Her thesis, entitled “Visualizing American History and Identity in the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial,” considered public sculpture of the 1930s, New Deal art, gender, and conceptions of the “melting pot.” She received her BA (magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction) from Brandeis University in 2010, majoring in Art History and International Studies and minoring in French. As an undergraduate, she interned at the National Museum of American Jewish History. She has worked at the Rose Art Museum, the Association for Public Art, and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. In summer 2014, she interned at the National Gallery of Art, cataloguing a collection of materials related to the Photo-Secession. In 2015, she was a Center for American Art Summer Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she prepared a gallery installation of Philadelphia still-life painting. She has served as a teaching assistant in various courses and the instructor of record for ARTH361, American Art After 1876, offered online during the summer term. She is currently a 2016-2017 University of Maryland Museum Fellow at the National Gallery of Art, assisting with the research and organization for an upcoming exhibition on the American Pre-Raphaelites.