Abigail Stowe-Thurston is a research assistant for the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists. Previously, she was a fellow at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), where she lobbied on nuclear weapons policy and Pentagon spending. She has also held internships at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In these positions, her research focused on U.S.-Russian relationship and the history of arms control and nuclear security agreements. Abigail also has extensive experience working internationally, including in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Abigail graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A. in Russian Studies and a minor in Political Science. She was awarded two State Department scholarships for intensive language study in Russia and Azerbaijan, and was the recipient of the Macalester College Presidential Leadership Award.