Directory Page Title"I am genuinely grateful to William & Mary, and the CLS/PCP in particular, for the opportunities, connections, and skill set that turned my dream of rule of law work into a reality. I gained on-the-ground experience during my internship in Kosovo and formed invaluable connections during my summer at USIP that helped lead to my current job. Plus, I started dating my husband after sitting next to him in Post-Conflict Justice, so the program will always have extra significance to me!

Abby Natividad (2016)

Program Officer, The University of South Carolina Rule of Law Collaborative

About

Abby Natividad is a Program Officer with the Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC), where she develops and manages international projects involving justice sector reform, anti-corruption, access to justice, among others. Before joining ROLC, she was a Research Specialist for Justice + Security in Transitions, where she focused on drug flows, forced migration, organized crime, resource-driven conflict, and security sector reform. Abby also helped develop atrocity prevention training materials for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and worked with the World Bank on issues involving alternative dispute resolution.

In law school, she was a Graduate Research Fellow for the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (CLS/PCP). Her work on post-conflict legislation and constitution drafting was used by groups such as the Ukrainian Constitutional Commission and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She interned at the Democracy for Development Institute in Pristina, Kosovo, and was a Research Assistant for the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). During her time at USIP, she co-authored a memorandum on freedom of information as an anticorruption tool for the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law. She graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2016.

Prior to law school, she received a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she graduated summa cum laude.

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"I am genuinely grateful to William & Mary, and the CLS/PCP in particular, for the opportunities, connections, and skill set that turned my dream of rule of law work into a reality. I gained on-the-ground experience during my internship in Kosovo and formed invaluable connections during my summer at USIP that helped lead to my current job. Plus, I started dating my husband after sitting next to him in Post-Conflict Justice, so the program will always have extra significance to me!