Program Assistant

MIT-Chile, MIT-Peru, MIT-Germany, MIT-Switzerland, MIT-Netherlands

amacken [at] -  (617) 452 2479

Abby is originally from Albany, New York. She stayed in New York for college and received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Ithaca College. During this time, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Iceland where she became passionate about global experiences and cross-cultural exchange. While abroad, Abby lived in Sólheimar, an ecovillage in southern Iceland centered around education and known for its ecological, artistic, and international community ethics. After graduation, she moved to Boston and received her M.S. from Northeastern University in Environmental Science and Policy with an interest in environmental education. Prior to joining MISTI in 2022, Abby helped to administer online MIT graduate-level courses, open to learners around the world and became passionate about working with students and the benefits of international education.