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Abigail Dejene

is a Rise Michigan fellow in her third year at Michigan State University. She majors in Social Relations and Policy and Comparative Cultures in Politics, with a minor in Educational Studies. Abigail’s passion for equitable education stems from her belief that education should be a fundamental right. In the future, Abigail hopes to go into nonprofit and educational policy work, and eventually plans to become an educator. In addition to her work with RISE, Abigail serves as a founding director for MSU’s Prison Reform Advocacy Group, an assistant editor for HER Campus MSU, and a Resident Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking 2 hour naps at minimum, and eating bagels with hummus.