Maud A. Abeel is an associate director at Jobs for the Future. A member of the team in the Advancement Unit, she oversees the Possible Futures career exploration curriculum and associated support services.

In her work, she aims to build the systems, partnerships, and policies needed to ensure that all young people have access to high-quality career-connected learning and navigation supports at key stages in their education and career paths.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Career exploration and navigation
  • Program design and development
  • Postsecondary access and success
  • Strategic advising and partnerships
  • Technical assistance, coaching, and professional learning communities

Before moving into her current position at JFF, Maud was a senior advisor of postsecondary success at FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization, and a consultant to clients such as the New York City Center for Youth Employment, ExpandED Schools, City University of New York K-16 Initiatives, and JFF.

Earlier in her career, she was the senior director for college and career readiness at the Urban Assembly, a network of NYC public schools. And before that, she worked at FHI 360 as the associate director of strategic partnerships for postsecondary success initiatives.

A longtime member of the board of I Challenge Myself, Maud now heads the advisory council for that organization, a nonprofit that provides NYC public school students with opportunities to participate in cycling and other fitness programs.

She has worked on many publications in her field, including guidebooks and toolkits on instructional leadership and postsecondary success asset mapping. She is a contributing author for Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century.

Maud has a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a teaching certificate from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s in art history from Oberlin College.