Abigail Mengistu

Program Associate
Regions: Africa | Focus Areas: Enterprise Ecosystems

Abigail works on themes of peacebuilding, business advocacy, and the empowerment of marginalized economic actors under the Ethiopia portfolio. Prior to her work at CIPE, Abigail was a training intern at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems Country Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Abigail received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at Northeastern University. She also participated in a summer study focused on urban justice in post-apartheid South Africa. Abigail will soon be working on a Program Management for Development Professionals certificate.

Additionally, Abigail has also interned as an analyst at Associates for International Research, Inc., and worked as a research analyst at the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) in Kigali, Rwanda.