Abigail Alpern Fisch
Abigail Alpern Fisch graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University in May 2020, with a BA in Peace and Justice Studies, a minor in Sociology. Originally from Bethesda, MD, Abigail has always been involved with arts organizations and programs as both a student and teacher. She is passionate about the role of the arts in providing greater opportunities for individuals and communities, and for promoting social justice. Abigail has been a Marketing and Communications Intern the past two summers with Americans for the Arts through the Tisch Summer Fellowship program at Tufts, and she is continuing her work through the end of 2020.
Abigail is interested in pursuing opportunities in advocacy, public policy, community organizing, and alternative dispute/conflict resolution to address social and economic inequalities, bridge divides, and enact social change. Abigail is trained as a reflective dialogue facilitator from the Massachusetts, nonprofit organization, Essential Partners, and is on her way to becoming a certified mindfulness instructor through The Center for Koru Mindfulness. In the fall of 2019, Abigail interned with a community development organization, Somerville Community Corporation, to organize community members around campaigns regarding affordable housing policies in Somerville, Massachusetts. She also conducted independent research as a Gerald Gill Fellow with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy regarding housing policy and interventions to address homelessness and poverty for low-income households. While studying abroad in Greece in the spring of 2019, Abigail volunteered with an organization Zaatar NGO, teaching a graphic design class to members of the refugee community in Athens. Abigail was recognized for her civic engagement and leadership as an inductee of the Honos Civicus Society at Tufts University.
Recent Blog Posts
- Member Spotlight: Andressa Furletti
- Member Spotlight: Lawren Desai
- Member Spotlight: Kathryn Armstrong
- Member Spotlight: Rosine Bena and Ananda Bena-Weber
- Member Spotlight: Katrina M. Daniels
- Arts Leaders and Americans for the Arts Members Getting Out the Vote
- Member Spotlight: Kathy Hsieh
- Member Spotlight: ArtsEd Washington
- Creative Summer: Intern Experiences at Americans for the Arts