Abbie Taylor is a Research Associate and Project Manager of the Crisis Migration project at ISIM. She holds a Master of Arts in Arabic and International Relations from the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, and a Master of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. Prior to joining ISIM, Abbie lived in Syria, studying Arabic and working for local NGOs in the related fields of education and development. Abbie has also worked as a consultant for the Displacement Monitoring Program of the International Organization for Migration’s Iraq Mission in Amman, Jordan. In her native Scotland, she provided support to refugees and asylum-seekers as part of the British Red Cross Refugee Orientation Services.