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Abigail Oduol

Individual Gifts Officer

Abigail Oduol is an Individual Gifts Officer. She is based out of headquarters in San Francisco. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Irvine in 2010 in Political Science followed by a Master’s in Transformational Urban Leadership in 2013. Part of Abigail’s college experience included a year and a half at St. Paul’s University in Kenya.

From an early age, Abigail has been drawn to the nonprofit world — from attending a humanitarian mission in Ecuador at 13, to work as a autism behavior therapist, researching well-being of HIV positive individuals in small groups, and fundraising with Akiba Mashinani Trust on land rights and advocacy for clean water and sanitation facilities for urban slums.

From 2013-2015, Abigail worked with Church World Service, an international full-service humanitarian development agency, first as a curriculum development intern, then as a refugee resettlement caseworker, and finally as a Field Team Leader across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Chad. In February 2015 she returned to California to work as a development officer with Church World Service, cultivating and soliciting donors making gifts up to $100,000 around the western United States.

Abigail holds a strong belief that human rights are inextricably tied to environmental rights. She is inspired by the role Earthjustice plays in advocating on behalf of communities in order to protect the environment in which they live.

Abigail lives in the East Bay with her husband Vincent and her toddler, Luke. Abigail enjoys writing, movies, live theater, laughter with friends, and time with her family.