Abby Bishop joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as Development Assistant in October 2018 and became Development Associate in October 2019. Starting out as an enthusiastic listener, supporter, and volunteer with BPR, she is now thrilled to be a part of the dynamic and talented staff.
Abby received her degree in Applied Anthropology with a concentration in Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University in 2013. While attending ASU, Abby worked with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, a local non-profit dedicated to strengthening the High Country’s local food system, and as a student researcher in the North Slope Borough of Alaska. After graduating she moved to Raleigh, NC to take a position with the North Carolina Conservation Network where she spent 3 years working in environmental advocacy. During her time in Raleigh she also performed with the Raleigh Community Orchestra.
Proud to return home to WNC, Abby enjoys exploring this region with her friends and family. You are likely to find Abby playing with goats, hiking or biking in DuPont State Forest, practicing the violin, and of course listening to all of Blue Ridge Public Radio’s wonderful programming.