Abby Skeans


Abby Skeans is the Co-Founder of EMBC (pronounced, “embassy”), a consulting firm that builds strategies for impact investment through art and innovation and produces multisensory experiences to help brands and organizations reimagine their mission and values. Deeply committed to issues of justice, Abby has worked with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others, to develop strategic grantmaking, partnerships, and campaigns on poverty and opportunity for low income children and families, international development, child welfare, and criminal justice reform. Prior to her domestic work, Abby was based in Kampala, Uganda where she worked with the Government of Uganda and various international and local civil society organizations to craft and contribute to systemic reforms on behalf of children in conflict with the law. She was invited to Malawi and South Sudan to explore opportunities to participate in reforms in the juvenile systems of both countries and created valuable relationships between Government institutions of both countries and American organizations. Abby is a published writer and speaker, and currently serves as an editorial reviewer for The International Journal of Transitional Justice. Her work has been featured in The Economist, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Abby is a graduate of Calvin College and Regent University School of Law. She is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar, and serves as a Policy Fellow with the American Conservative Union Foundation, an Executive Council Member for Global Unites, and a member of the Ideas Council for the Values and Capitalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute.