Abby Fleiss conducts outreach and training for new AmeriCorps Texas programs as the Senior Program Development Officer at OneStar and previously was a Program Officer on the AmeriCorps Texas team. Before joining OneStar, Abby spent seven years working at Breakthrough Central Texas, helping students become the first in their families to earn a college degree. As Program Coordinator and Chief Program Officer, she oversaw program development, implementation and evaluation. Abby helped launch AmeriCorps programs at Breakthrough Central Texas in 2011 and Friends of the Children-Boston in 2006. Before moving to Texas, Abby worked with nonprofit organizations in Boston and Costa Rica and was a counselor at an international school in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Abby holds both a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Spanish and a Master of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys running, being outdoors, travelling, and spending time with family. She lives in Austin with her husband Bobby and two children.