Abbey is in her fifth year in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Marquette University. In 2006, she completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She graduated with her Master’s in clinical psychology from Marquette University in 2008, her thesis entitled “The Influence of Existential Meaning and Religiosity on Well-being in Spinal Cord Injured Veterans: The Mediating Role of Optimism.” Currently, she is working on her dissertation with Dr. de St. Aubin, studying themes of meaning making and predictors of post-trauma adjustment in spinal cord injured veterans via life narrative. With a focus in health psychology, she plans to pursue a career in a medical setting conducting both clinical work and research. In her leisure time, Abbey enjoys running, musical theater, and spending time with friends. She particularly enjoys Milwaukee summers and the lakefront.