Board Member since 2019
Personal mindfulness practice: Yoga
Abja leads the Work-Based Learning Labs team at HERE to HERE, which is working to integrate work-based learning into school curriculum and design across New York City, starting in the Bronx. Prior to her role at H2H, Abja was Deputy Director at The Education Trust-New York, where she partnered with organizations across the state to advocate for the elimination of gaps in equity and opportunity that prevent students from succeeding. Previously, Abja was a Project Director at Advocates for Children of New York where she engaged in legal and policy advocacy on behalf of immigrant students, English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and over-age under-credited youth in New York City public schools. Abja graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and earned her J.D from Yale Law School.