Abigail Whalen joined the London Global Gateway as Assistant Rector at Conway Hall in December 2021. In this role, Abigail supports individual students both academically and personally and aims to foster a community environment where all students can thrive. She helps to organise opportunities for students to engage in London-based activities and to immerse themselves in their host-country’s culture, particularly through her park walks and runs and Brit Lit Book Club.
Prior to joining the residential life team in London, Abigail earned her BPhil (master’s) in philosophy from the University of Oxford. She specializes in mediaeval and classical Islamic philosophy. Abigail also holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
In her free time, Abigail enjoys rowing, baking, and reading a good novel.