Abby Natividad

Special Advisor

Special Advisor Abby Natividad graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with degrees in English and Political Science: International and Comparative Studies. She interned for a non-profit organization in Malawi, Africa, for two summers prior to attending law school at William & Mary. During law school, she externed for Global Flight Relief and for the Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, and South Sudan client service team with the Public International Law & Policy Group. Through the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (CLS/PCP), Abby interned for Democracy for Development Institute, a think tank in Pristina, Kosovo, during her 1L summer, and the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., during her 2L summer. She also was a graduate research fellow for the CLS/PCP for two years during law school.

After law school, Abby clerked at a state court in Richmond, Virginia, before relocating to Texas with her husband, Ross Natividad, a fellow CLS/PCP alumnus. She litigated at a law firm in San Antonio for a year. Currently, Abby is an independent contractor for Justice + Security Transitions where her research focuses primarily on the Central African Republic and Libya.