Abby has worked in journalism and communications for more than twenty years, including in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As a Senior Editor at S&P Global, she worked in New York and Hong Kong. Prior to that, she worked at Reuters, both as a copy editor in London and as a reporter, covering the Nordics and Baltics. She received a B.A. degree in Russian language and literature from the University of Wisconsin in 1994. She was among the first student groups to participate in the UW’s study abroad program with Moscow State University, which was the only such research exchange at the time, and studied in Moscow from 1991-93. Her interests include politics and culture since 1991, new media and media history, travelogues, literature, and early Soviet utopia.