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Abby Foy is an IPE major from Los Gatos, California. Abby participated in Puget Sound’s Arabic Conversation Hour, and interned at 'YMCA The Gambia' in the Computer Training and Digital Studio, where she worked with a team to write grant proposals and organize meetings to curate their summer camp for youth. During her internship, Abby also assisted in The Gambia's Internet Governance Forum with the YMCA.  The following year, Abby received a Vasilius IPE Summer Research Fellowship to return to The Gambia in order to explore the intersection between English and economic opportunities. For her senior thesis, Remittances and Development: Local Empowerment and National Dependency, Abby investigated the benefits and costs of remittances in low-income countries. Looking at historical, social, and political factors, Abby argues that remittances provide short-term opportunities but discourage more long-term development solutions.