Abigail Bartels   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Abigail Bartels

As the former Youth Leadership School Intern at the Leadership Institute, Abigail recruited students and organized Youth Leadership Schools from Arlington to Seattle.


Originally from Ham Lake, Minnesota, Abigail is a senior at the University of Notre Dame and is earning degrees in Political Science and Gender Studies with a minor in Theology. She is the captain of the Notre Dame Parliamentary Debate Team. Her academic interests include the political implications of boundaries of identity, especially in regards to religion and gender. 


Abigail worked full-time in 2012 as an events coordinator for the Kurt Bills for Senate campaign. She has also worked or volunteered on campaigns for Michele Bachmann, Scott Walker, Tom Emmer, and Michelle Benson and has interned with the Minnesota State Senate.