Annabel’s educational journey began with homeschooling in Southport, Connecticut and taking online courses through Stanford University’s Educated Program for Gifted Youth. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, with a BA in English and minors in humanistic studies, European cultural studies, and theater. At Princeton, she won an English departmental prize every year, including the Class of 1859 Prize for the graduating senior with the highest cumulative departmental average. She was also awarded the Moses Taylor Pyne Prize, Princeton’s most prestigious undergraduate honor, given each year to two seniors who have best manifested exceptional scholarship, strength of character, and leadership in the service of the university. Her senior thesis examined ‘fever’ as material reality, gendered metaphor, and formal device in British romantic literature, particularly in the works of philosopher and writer Mary Wollstonecraft and poet John Keats. Her more recent scholarship has focused on the intersection of contemporary Irish literature and feminist philosophy. Annabel recently completed an MA in Philosophy & Literature at University College Dublin as a George J. Mitchell Scholar.
Annabel is passionate about editing student writing and believes that maintaining a collaborative and conversational atmosphere is the best way to empower students to develop their ideas and to grow in their ability to articulate them clearly and effectively. As a fellow in the Princeton Writing Center, she worked with undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines to revise diverse pieces of writing, from first-year research papers, to senior theses, to papers destined for publication, to personal statements for scholarships and graduate school admissions. She was also co-editor-in-chief of The Nassau Literary Review, Princeton’s literary magazine and the first magazine to publish the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald during his short-lived undergraduate career. Most recently, she has been an Education and Outreach Intern at the National Library of Ireland, where she is developing educational materials for various ages on the life and works of the two Nobel laureate Irish poets, W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney.
Outside of research, writing, and tutoring, Annabel loves to participate in theater. In high school, she wrote and performed nationally award-winning historical plays. In college, she was a set and puppet designer for numerous student and departmental productions. Annabel believes that theater has the capacity to promote social good, which is why she has organized theatrical workshops with underserved communities and designed sets that incorporate sustainable and recycled materials. In what spare time she has left, she enjoys hiking and traveling.