Abigail Poe Akre is the Director for Development and Communication of the Little Sisters Fund. Previously she was the Director of Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy (CIP), and was the Deputy Director of CIP. CIP’s Latin America Rights & Security Program advocates a U.S. policy to Latin America and the Caribbean based on international cooperation, demilitarization, and respect for human rights. Since 2007, Abigail has worked on “Just the Facts,” a joint project with LAWG and WOLA that monitors security and U.S. military assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Policy from Bates College. Before CIP, Poe spent two years in Quito, Ecuador, where she produced a news-commentary radio show, developed and managed an online, direct-to-consumer flower company and worked as a project developer for a local non-profit.