While perusing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture, Abigail began her career as a fabrication assistant for the Public Art Incubator. Mentored by both Tom Stancliffe and Dan Perry, she began fabricating large public art pieces commissioned by professional artists. After four years of working for the P.A.I. she began her job as Program Assistant for the conservation of The University of Northern Iowa's public art collection. Where she documented, budgeted, oversaw and conserved UNI's public art collection.