U.S. Embassy Cairo
As Economic Officer in the largest country by population in the Middle East, Abigail Olvera collaborates with Egyptian government officials, investment and development banks, as well as local institutions during Egypt's critical period of IMF-led $12 billion fiscal and economic transformation. Her focus is on the macroeconomic reforms, banking, financial flows, and entrepreneurship. Abi's served her first tour as Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy of Dakar leading the implementation of the first Interview Waiver Program there.
Abigail has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, including immigrant advocacy centers in her hometown, Women in International Trade Charitable Trust in DC, as well as low-income tax preparation and teaching English. She also has worked as a lead data analyst for one of Yale's international programmes survey data as well as worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Yale Business School.
Abigail received her Master's in Global Affairs from Yale University in 2014, with a focus on private sector growth and finance in developing countries. Abigail also holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies: World Politics with a minor in Law and Liberal Arts from the University of Richmond. Abigail was a Pickering Fellow and enjoys mentoring diverse students entering foreign policy or seeking scholarships.
She is fluent in French and Spanish and is conversational in Arabic and Portuguese. Abigail is from El Paso, Texas.