Abby lived in Baxter, Iowa, where she graduated from Baxter Community School in 2010. She then attended Simpson College in Indianola, where she received her B.A. in criminal justice and sociology with a minor in political science. During her senior year at Simpson she interned at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office where she decided she wanted to become an attorney.
Abby then attended Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated form Drake in 2017 and was admitted to the Iowa Bar that September.