With her experience as an attorney and policy specialist as well as a lifetime animal lover, she fills a unique niche by integrating the legal, policy, and animal management aspects needed to craft smart, savvy, and safer residential and commercial property pet policies.

As a nationally recognized subject matter expert on animal accommodation law, Abby uses her advocacy and creative problem-solving skills to facilitate positive outcomes and supportive environments for people and pets.

She has extensive experience developing and launching programs, forging strategic partnerships, employing innovative solutions that benefit all parties involved, and advocating for legislation at the local, state, and federal levels. Abby has been working in the animal welfare and policy sphere since 2009; but, it was her passion for working with people and business acumen that inspired Opening Doors.

Abby holds a JD from Loyola University Chicago and a BA in quantitative economics and community health from Tufts University as well as a certificate in mediation from The Center for Dispute Resolution.