Abegail Anderson serves as the Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.
- Blue Food Systems
- Climate Resilience
- Sustainable Development
- Environmental Security & Policy
Abegail (Abby) Anderson is the Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. Her work focuses on the nexus of environmental change, food and water security, blue food systems, development, gender, and nature based solutions, with a regional focus on the Indo-Pacific and other coastal regions that are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
At the Wilson Center, Abby uses her experience in research and analysis, project management, and strategic communications management to fulfill the program's mission. She works alongside the Program Director convening a wide range of stakeholders to generate innovative, transdisciplinary solutions to development and security challenges related to environmental change and natural resource management. She manages and executes the program's communications strategy and manages the award-winning blog, New Security Beat.
Her experience ranges from serving the Office of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to the United Nations Global Compact where she implemented a UNFSS Dialogue on seaweed’s emerging role in food systems, development, and climate resilience. Abby has held multiple positions at the Wilson Center leading communications for the broader Wilson Center mission and helping programs execute targeted communications campaigns. She holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School, concentrated in Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development. She earned her B.A. in Political Science with minors in Media studies and Italian studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and Syracuse University, graduating with summa cum laude honors.