Civil Rights Intern - Summer 2019
Abigail Simmons is a Summer Law Clerk for CAIR-Chicago's civil rights division. She earned a History Degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and will in the fall will begin her second year at The John Marshall Law School here in Chicago. She is originally from Pennsylvania but now enjoys living in such a big city as Chicago. Abigail originally was not interested in pursuing a career in the Law, but upon taking a Human Rights class for her undergraduate degree she began to see that the best way she could try to make a difference moving forward was through law. She is now hoping to pursue a career in Human Rights, Civil Rights, or Immigration law after she graduates. Abigail's interest in working for CAIR was sparked by their work fighting the Travel Ban. Abigail hopes that through this opportunity working at CAIR-Chicago she will gain invaluable experience working in a area that she feels very passionately about and be able to make a difference. In her free time, Abigail has always been an avid reader and enjoys many different genres but specifically non-fiction, memoir, mystery, suspense, and the classics. She has also been able to cook and bake since she was ten years old and now loves to experiment with new recipes and ingredients and cook for her friends. She is very active and on the weekends enjoys hiking, swimming, and walking around Chicago as a way to take in all the sights of the city.