College is a pivotal time in a young person’s life. 

It’s an opportunity to develop the work ethic it takes to build a successful career and become a leader while balancing the demands and responsibilities that life will throw at you. Abigail Poindexter, one of our summer interns, is well on her way.

A Maryland native, she’ll be a senior at the University of Mississippi this fall, making the final push toward her bachelor’s degree and setting a path for graduate school and the professional life that follows. She’ll do it all while completing her collegiate career as a student-athlete.

Working with our team this summer, she’ll get the opportunity to see policy, politics and government in action, adding knowledge and skills that she’ll take with her into the next chapter of her life.

Get to know Abigail better in this quick Q&A:

Where are you from originally? 
I am originally from Annapolis, and I have lived here my entire life. 

How did you get connected with your internship at G.S. Proctor & Associates?
I got connected with G.S. Proctor & Associates through a family friend in Annapolis, who suggested that I look into the lobbying firm since I am majoring in political science with an emphasis on government and policy.

What interested you most about this position?
This was an amazing opportunity to exercise my knowledge about politics and policy making and to apply it when working with clients. Being a student-athlete has taught me significant leadership and teamwork skills that I use everyday when sharing my input for projects while working alongside G.S. Proctor & Associates. 

What are you studying in school?
This upcoming year, I will be a senior at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). I am majoring in political science with an emphasis on government and policy, while on the pre-law track. I am also the senior captain on the University of Mississippi Women’s lacrosse team. 

What are your primary professional goals for the future?
I plan to go to law school upon graduation. Then, after passing the bar exam, I hope to pursue a career as an attorney practicing maritime law.