Abby Edwards is the Operations and Development Manager for the Local Government Commission’s CivicSpark. In this dynamic role, she oversees the day-to-day operations, interfaces with partners and AmeriCorps members, and conducts regular monitoring and evaluation. Prior to working at the LGC, Abby served in the Peace Corps as a Sustainable Agriculture volunteer in southeastern Senegal. During her service, Abby worked side-by-side with farmers and community leaders on a variety of food security interventions including the construction of women’s gardens, extension of improved seed varieties, and soil management practices. Abby is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on Environmental Management and Policy in the School of Public Affairs from UC Denver Online. Her Master’s studies build upon her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Education. In her spare time, Abby is the chair of the Fundraising and Finance committee for the Sacramento chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice.
In her free time, Abby enjoys knitting, painting, rock climbing, backpacking, all the board games!