Abbie Hodgson is a Senior Program Officer for The Ascend Fund at Panorama. In her role, Abbie works to increase gender equity in political representation by strengthening organizations that remove barriers and support women running for office.
Prior to joining Panorama, Abbie worked for The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC, where she was responsible for developing and implementing legislative campaign strategies for a diverse group of public policy priorities across multiple states.
Abbie earned a PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation focused on how to increase the number of women in politics by improving the ways organizations recruit, train, and support women in the process of running for office.
When not working to elect more women, Abbie can be found in the kitchen baking award winning pies, a skill she learned from her grandmother.