Abigail Spanberger

A former teacher at the Islamic Saudi Academy who speaks four languages and worked as a federal postal inspect on money laundering cases, intercepting shipments of illegal drugs in the U.S.

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AbigailSpanberger

41, Virginia — 7, D

Who are they?

A former teacher at the Islamic Saudi Academy who speaks four languages and worked as a federal postal inspect on money laundering cases, intercepting shipments of illegal drugs in the U.S.

Pre-Congress?

After working as a page for Virginia Senator Chuck Robb, Abigail taught English literature at the Islamic Saudi Academy and worked as a federal postal inspector. She joined the CIA as an operations officer, working overseas intelligence gathering on terrorism and nuclear proliferation. After leaving the federal government, Abigail worked to help academic institutions diversify their student bodies. She was also appointed to the Virginia Governor’s Fair Housing Board to ensure affordable housing.

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  • Climate Change
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

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