Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
42, Virginia — 7, D
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. Abigail spent much of 2021 focusing on finding bipartisan solutions to national and cyber- security issues as well as pushing for the bipartisan infrastructure bill to be passed.
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.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
37, New York — 21, R