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The Honorable Stacey Abrams, C'95, Georgia House of Representatives, District 89

March 2017

stacey abramsStacey Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative from the 89th House District.  

The class of 1995 alumna grew up in Mississippi with working class parents who instilled the value of public service and civic engagement at a young age. Abrams family moved to Georgia in 1989, when her parents attended Emory University, where they both graduated with Masters of Divinity degrees and became United Methodist ministers.  

Abrams attended Spelman College, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Political Science, Economics and Sociology) and was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Abrams serves on the Boards of Trustees for Agnes Scott College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College Foundation, the Board of Directors for the Gateway Center for the Homeless, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia, and the Advisory Boards for Literacy Action Project GRAD and HSTAT.